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The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund: What Municipalities, School Districts and Municipal Authorities Need to Know

April 2022- At the beginning of this year, Governor Wolf announced the statewide launch of the Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund (“PAHAF”) which will provide Pennsylvania homeowners facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic approximately $350 million in financial assistance for qualified housing-related expenses, including both delinquent property taxes and delinquent payments for utility services. Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd. (“Portnoff”) has been working closely with PAHAF to better understand its implications for delinquent real estate tax and municipal claim collection. This article provides Pennsylvania municipalities, school districts and municipal authorities an overview of PAHAF and is a guide to help them assist homeowners applying for PAHAF grants and ensure prompt payment of any PAHAF-eligible delinquent real estate taxes and/or municipal claims. (More)

In Memoriam

February 2019-  Alan B. Portnoff, Esquire, co-founder of Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd. is remembered. (More)

Strategic Recovery of Delinquent Accounts

January 2019-  Portnoff founder Michelle R. Portnoff, Esquire and Attorney Kevin H. Buraks recently penned an article featured in The Ledger, the Government Finance Officers Association of Pennsylvania’s magazine. This article discusses the toolbox of methods available to a municipality when setting up their delinquent collections strategy. (More)

Collecting Delinquent Real Estate Taxes-You Have Options

August 2018-  Attorney Kevin Buraks, Esquire was published in Borough News as a feature article related to options in delinquent tax collection (More)

LCFPA Property Owners

May 2017- Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority explains its Levee Fee. Portnoff Law Associates assists LCFPA with collection of delinquent fees. (More)

Managing Pre-Petition and Post-Petition Bankruptcy Debts owed to Municipalities and School Districts

Many municipalities express confusion with regard to their ability to collect debt owed by a property owner who has filed for bankruptcy protection. (More)