Curtis Jones Jr. is an active fighter for fair and accessible housing for all residents. He has demonstrated this through his efforts to pass the Good Cause Renter Protection Legislation, which provides stability to vulnerable renters, and his advocacy for a moratorium on sheriff sales, which led to the creation of a program that has saved over 12,000 homes from foreclosure. His role as a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission also shows his commitment to addressing and reviewing discrimination cases, particularly in the area of housing.
Passed Good Cause Renter Protection Legislation
Curtis Jones Jr. takes a stand for renters' rights with his introduction of important legislation. This measure protects tenants with short-term leases by requiring landlords to provide a "good cause" reason for not renewing a lease and granting tenants the ability to challenge that reason through an appeal to the Fair Housing Commission. This bold move offers stability and security to the most vulnerable residents of the community, ensuring that their rights are protected and their voices are heard.
Moratorium on Sheriff Sales
Curtis Jones Jr. made a bold and decisive move in his first term by calling for a moratorium on sheriff sales, in response to the alarmingly high rate of foreclosures in the community. This decisive action set in motion the creation of the Philadelphia Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program, a program that has made a tangible and meaningful impact on the lives of thousands of Philadelphia residents. Thanks to Curtis Jones Jr.'s leadership and commitment to the community, over 12,000 homes in Philadelphia have been saved from foreclosure, providing stability and security to families across the city.
Achieve-ability housing improvements
Basic system home repairs program