A bipartisan team of three state senators has introduced legislation that would make relocation easier for victims of domestic assault within public housing.
Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia and Montgomery County), Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver, Greene and Washington Counties) and Sen. Judith Schwank (D-Berks County) are sponsoring the bill.
Senate Bill 919 would allow tenants to relocate after certifying to a housing authority that they’ve been a victim of domestic abuse or are in imminent danger. Proof can include police reports, medical records or a current Protection From Abuse order.