PHOENIXVILLE, May 6, 2024 – As chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, state Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks/Chester/Montgomery) will join Sen. Nikil Saval (D-Philadelphia) and Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) this Friday in Phoenixville to co-host a public hearing examining challenges faced by owners of newly built homes in Pennsylvania and the lack of protections for these residents in state and local laws.

The hearing will be held this Friday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. at the Phoenixville Borough Building (351 Bridge St., Phoenixville). The hearing will also accommodate virtual participation and anyone interested in participating on Zoom can click here to register in advance.

The Committee is also seeking resident input and is asking Pennsylvania residents living in any county, in newly constructed homes to fill out a brief survey about their experiences as an owner of a newly constructed home in Pennsylvania. The survey responses will remain anonymous and will only be used to help inform Committee members of the challenges being faced by so many Pennsylvanians who were sold on the promise of a newly constructed home only to deal with issues of poor workmanship and unreliable contractors after moving in.  The survey results will also ensure that any proposed policies address all the challenges in new home construction statewide. The survey can be accessed at

Schedule participants in the hearing include John Abel, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General; Marc Faulkner, Faulkner Inspection Services; Warren Obenski, Honey Brook Township Manager; and several impacted Pennsylvania residents.

The hearing will also be live-streamed at and at

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