Free Webinar on Renters in Foreclosure
February 05, 2013
On Wednesday, February 20, the Law Center will host a free
webinar on renters and the foreclosure crisis.
webinar will discuss findings from the National Law Center on Homelessness
& Poverty's December 2012 report, "Eviction (Without) Notice: Renters
and the Foreclosure Crisis," a report showing how, for many low-income
renters, the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) is all that stands
between housing and homelessness. It also includes a nationwide survey of
tenants' rights advocates and renters themselves, showing how often PTFA is
violated, and offers recommendations to better protect renters under the law.
Additionally, the report surveys state laws in all 50 states and points out
where they fall short of or improve upon PTFA's protections.
According to the survey of tenants' rights advocates, the most common
PTFA violations include lack of communication from the new owner and illegal, misleading, or inaccurate written notices. The most common violations reported in the survey of renters include new owners' bad faith assertions that respondents tenancies are not bona fide and their failure to determine the occupancy status of residents in
foreclosed properties and to provide info on where to pay rent.
With the number of renters continuing to rise (5.1 million since 2000), and
PTFA set to expire after 2014, this topic is as timely as ever.
The webinar will feature Tristia Bauman of the Law Center, Sham Manglik of the
National Low Income Housing Coalition, and Kent Qian of the National Housing
To register for the webinar, click