Both the Charlotte Post and Affordable Housing Finance wrote about our recent report on the impact of the foreclosure crisis on renters. As AHF notes, we argue that “nationwide data must be made available to better assess the impact of foreclosures on renters and urges that 2009’s Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, which is set to expire at the end of 2014, be made permanent.”
We also call for immediate funding for the National Housing Trust Fund to build and rehabilitate housing affordable to extremely low income and very low income people. Making more housing available and affordable would be another way to protect renters, by ensuring access to housing at a rent lower income people can afford. Various funding proposals (PDF) exist for the NHTF, and NLIHC works to build support for them in Congress.