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Renters in Foreclosure - Resources & Links


President Obama Signed Bill to Protect Renters in Foreclosed Properties

“President Obama signed S. 896, P.L. 111-22, on May 20, 2009. This bill includes a nationwide 90 day pre-eviction notice requirement for tenants in foreclosed properties. The provisions of the bill are effective on enactment, May 20, 2009….. None of these provisions preempt more protective state and local laws and all of these provisions expire at the end of 2012.

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NLIHC Renters in Foreclosure Toolkit

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The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) provides this toolkit for renters and housing advocates dealing with a foreclosure situation, including sample letters and a "Webinar" resource is also available on this site.

"On May 20, 2009, the President signed into a law a bill containing provisions protecting tenants living in foreclosed buildings. (The Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act is Title VII of Public Law 111-22).

These provisions immediately went into effect and are "self-executing", so no federal agency (such as HUD) is responsible for making them work. It is up to advocates to make sure that tenants, landlords, public housing authorities, courts, the legal community, and others involved in the foreclosure process are aware of these new rights for tenants."