NHLP Publishes Guide to Preserving Rural Housing

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

Basic information about RD housing is also available from the Housing Assistance Council at: https://bit.ly/2rIr1Nband on page 4-35 of NLIHC’s 2018 Advocates’ Guideat: https://bit.ly/2Jneea4