Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) are hosting a congressional briefing on the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) and efforts to make it permanent. The briefing is scheduled for January 29 at 10 am. It will be held in room SVC 209-08 of the Capitol Visitor Center.
Senator Blumenthal and Representative Ellison sponsored legislation, S. 1761 and H.R. 3543 respectively, that would make the PTFA permanent and add a private right of action to the law. Scheduled panelists are Tristia Bauman of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, Matt Hill of the Public Justice Center, and Sham Manglik of NLIHC.
If the PTFA is not extended, the law will expire on December 31, 2014. Readers are encouraged to contact the housing staffers for their Senators and Representatives to invite them to this important event.