Monday, June 1, 2009

Renters Get New Protection From Foreclosure

Renters have more protection against losing their homes under a new foreclosure prevention bill President Obama signed into law on May 20. Starting immediately, the law requires that tenants who pay their rent on time can remain in their home until the end of their lease. Even without a lease, renters must be allowed to stay in their home for 90 days after the foreclosure. Learn more at, including a link to state-by-state analysis of eviction and foreclosure laws. In response, the National Low Income Housing Coalition has developed a Renters in Foreclosure Toolkit that counselors can use as part of their foreclosure prevention efforts. Get this resource.