The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) has developed a survey to gain information on potential rights violations faced by renters living in foreclosed properties. NLCHP, NLIHC, and the National Housing Law Project are working together to restore and make permanent the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, which expired in 2014. The information gathered by the survey will be used to demonstrate the need for PTFA permanency.
Advocates are invited to respond to the survey at http://www.nlchp.org/renters_rights_survey
The PTFA enabled renters whose homes were in foreclosure to remain in their homes for at least 90 days or for the term of their lease, whichever was greater.
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) have introduced bills, S. 730 and H.R. 1354, respectively, in this Congress to restore the PTFA and make it permanent.
More information about PTFA is on page 6-23 of NLIHC’s 2015 Advocates’ Guide, http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/Sec6.06_Protecting-Tenants_2015.pdf