PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh City Council voted unanimously to approve a city-wide eviction moratorium Tuesday.

Under the plan, landlords would be banned from evicting tenants for unpaid rent because of the pandemic.

Landlords can apply for exemptions if tenants pose a health or safety risk to other renters or if they commit a crime or damage property.

Several people spoke in favor of the eviction moratorium during today’s public comment period.