The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) has published An Advocate's Guide to Rural Housing Preservation: Prepayments, Mortgage Maturities, and Foreclosures. The guide focuses on saving USDA Rural Development (RD) rental housing and protecting residents against rent increases and displacement.
The guide is designed to assist legal services attorneys and tenants understand and prevent mortgage prepayments, mortgage maturities, and foreclosures in RD properties. The guide includes information about:
- Key threats challenging the long-term affordability of affordable rural homes;
- How to identify those threats;
- Tenants' rights and protections; and
- Litigation strategies to preserve affordable homes.
The Guide is available at: https://bit.ly/2wWpuYY
Basic information about RD housing is available on NHLP’s USDA Rural Housing Programs webpage at: https://bit.ly/2k229LT