Tenant and Homeowner Association
Direct Action for Rights & Equality and Allies Pass Historic Housing Law in RI After many years of dedication and hard work from tenants, homeowners, members, allies, and friends at DARE, the Rhode Island General Assembly has passed the Just Cause eviction law and it’s headed to the Governor to sign! This is a victory for DARE and our allies, but also for all Rhode Island renters. This law will prevent homelessness, blight, and the loss of property value and tax revenue to our hardest hit communities. The law will make it illegal for banks to evict tenants when they take over property by foreclosure, unless there is a “just cause” to do so. This means tenants actually have to do something wrong in order to be evicted by banks. For years banks have made it a practice to evict all the tenants living in a building that gets foreclosed, even when the tenants have been paying their rent and living in the home years before the foreclosure. Now banks will have to accept rent from tenants and maintain healthy conditions just like any other owner, until the property is sold to a person. DARE would like to thank: The Tenant and Homeowner Association (a DARE committee) The General Membership of DARE, including the entire Board of Directors The Just Cause Coalition, which includes: Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project (RIHAP), Olneyville Neighborhood Association (ONA),Rhode Island Jobs with Justice (JwJ), Economic…
RI Senator Jack Reed has signed on as a co-sponsor for a bill to extend the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA). The bill provides 90 days to tenants living in foreclosed properties before they may be facing no-fault eviction. The original bill was set to sunset (expire) on December 31, 2014, but a bill has been introduced to extend it indefinitely. Thanks to the efforts of national groups like the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLHIC) and calls from DARE members and supporters, Senator Reed has signed on to co-sponsor the extension bill! Hopefully, we will maintain these basic protections for tenants living in foreclosed, bank-owned properties. Learn more about the work to extend the PTFA here.     Senador de RI Jack Reed ha firmado como copatrocinador de un proyecto de ley para extender los inquilinos Protección de al La Acta Embargo (foreclosure) (PTFA). El proyecto de ley establece 90 días para los inquilinos que viven en propiedades embargadas antes de que puedan ser desalojados. El proyecto de ley original fue establecida en expireon 31 de diciembre 2014, pero un proyecto de ley se ha introducido para extenderlo indefinidamente. Gracias a los esfuerzos de los grupos nacionales, como la Coalición Nacional de Viviendas de Bajos Ingresos (NLHIC) y llamadas de miembros y partidarios de DARE, el senador Reed ha firmado para copatrocinar el proyecto de ley de extensión! Esperamos que vamos a mantener estas protecciones básicas para los inquilinos…
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