Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Federal Move to Protect Tenants

Tenants Together Executive Director, Dean Preston has published an article in the latest issue of Shelterforce, the journal of affordable housing and community building from the National Housing Institute.

The article includes an overview of the protections afforded tenants under the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, the first federal tenant rights law in nearly 20 years.

Preston states in the piece:

"It is not clear whether the PTFA was simply a one-time legislative response to mitigate abusive conduct by banks toward tenants after foreclosure or whether it signals a new era of federal concern over the plight of tenants. With an estimated one-third of Americans living as tenants and struggling to make ends meet in the current economy, now is a perfect time for the federal government to take a more proactive role to protect tenants."
Read the full article at the Shelterforce website.

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