What is Act 135?
The Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act (Act 135) is a Pennsylvania law that enables nonprofit corporations and individuals to petition a court to be appointed “conservators” of allegedly blighted properties. The Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic is investigating the impact of Act 135 in Philadelphia. If you, or a loved one, has been impacted by Act 135, please consider filling out this survey if you would be willing to speak with us:
The Advocacy for Racial and Civil Justice Clinic’s Report, “Impact of the Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act (Act 135) on Vulnerable Homeowners in Philadelphia,” explores the data around the use of Act 135 in Philadelphia, with a focus on which neighborhoods and demographics face outsized negative impact.
Read stories from community members from Philadelphia who faced the loss of their homes to Act 135: