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February 27, 2015: February Bulletin Outlines the Obama Administration's Proposed FY 2016 Budget for HUD and Rural Housing Service programs, Provides an In-Depth Review of Tenant Recertification in Extenuating Circumstances, and more...

The February issue of the Housing Law Bulletin explains the White Houses's proposed budget for HUD and Rural Housing Service (RHS) programs in fiscal year 2016, using the National Low Income Housing Coalition's Memos to Members. The Bulletin also provides guidance to advocates representing tenants who failed to timely recertify income or family composition because of extenuating circumstances. Finally, this issue provides a national survey of state and local protections for tenants in foreclosure -- critical protections for advocates to consider now that the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act has expired.

February 19, 2015: NHLP Applauds Introduction of California Bill to Extend Homeowner Rights to Widowed Spouses, Heirs

Legislative fix would help grieving homeowners working with mortgage servicers...

February 9, 2015: NHLP is thrilled to be the recipient of a 2015 Ralph Abascal Fellowship

We are honored to announce that NHLP is the recipient of a 2015 Ralph Abascal Fellowship from UC Hastings. Jessica Cassella will be joining us full-time in the fall. We are tremendously excited about working with her to ensure that public housing residents have a voice and that their rights are protected as public housing authorities in San Francisco and around the country participate in a new HUD program, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), designed to transform public housing.

February 4, 2015: State and Local Tenant Protections Page Updated

Even before the enactment of the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, state and local governments had turned their attention to tenants’ rights after foreclosure. Since the PTFA does not preempt state or local laws that provide greater protections to tenants, many states have continued to legislate substantial additional protections for tenants. After the PTFA expired at the end of 2014, these state and local laws become the main protections for tenants after foreclosure.

February 4, 2015: NHLP Attorney Kent Qian to Speak in Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Webinar

The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA), which offered important protections to tenants in residential property subject to foreclosure, expired at the end of 2014. Housing advocates are invited to join us for a free webinar to discuss strategies to protect tenants post-PTFA.

January 31, 2015: January Bulletin Explains HUD and Rural Housing Service Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015, Warns Advocates about Maturing RHS Mortgages, and Provides Guidance on Requesting Reasonable Accommodations in Mortgage Servicing

The January issue of the Housing Law Bulletin explains the HUD and Rural Housing Service (RHS) appropriations for fiscal year 2015, using the National Low Income Housing Coalition's Memo to Members and accompanying budget chart. It also provides guidance to advocates representing borrowers who experience disabilities in requesting reasonable accommodations from the mortgage servicers. Finally, the Bulletin warns advocates of the impending mortgage maturity crisis in rural housing, and provides an example of effective advocacy involving an Oregon property.

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