On Tuesday, a bill intended to protect renters from being evicted without “good cause” moved one step closer to a vote by City Council. Passed out of committee, the bill will now go to the full council for consideration.

Introduced by City Councilman Curtis Jones, the bill’s progression marks another notch in the belt of fair housing advocates who have made reducing Philadelphia’s high rates of eviction a policy priority over the last year.

Tuesday’s council vote came two weeks after the…

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