Please find the attached Readout of White House Meeting on Tenant Protections and Rental Affordability. White House staff also shared two reports released today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Per staff, “These reports represent the kind of research the Administration is committed to that will inform policy decisions around tenant protections”: Tenant Background Checks Market Report and Consumer Snapshot: Tenant Background Checks
Based on recent meetings with the White House, this email is an urgent request for NAHMA member feedback to help compile industry practices on working and communicating with tenants across three (3) themes: Safe and Decent Housing, Leasing and Compliance, and Eviction Prevention. In the coming weeks, NAHMA expects the White House to publish sweeping Tenant Protections and Actions to Combat Homelessness. Based on recent meetings, our best “guess” is that the menu of major policy actions under consideration include a federal Tenant Bill of Rights; Capping Rent Increases across the Federally-assisted portfolio; Fair Housing regulations/guidance on AFFH, Disparate Impact, Source of Income Discrimination, & Resident Harassment; Consumer Protections on Background Checks and Criminal Screening (see above); and Eviction Prevention.
NAHMA would like to be both collaborative and ensure some “reasonableness” in the formulation of the range of policies that are likely to be published. Here is how members can help:
Honestly, we are operating under a tight turnaround time, as I believe the Administration will move forward with or without industry input. Please provide your thoughts/feedback by COB, Tuesday, November 22. We greatly appreciate your input.
Agenda – Nov. 14 White House Meeting on Tenant Protections and Issues Related to Rental Affordability
Readout of White House Meeting on Tenant Protections and Rental Affordability _ The White House