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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.
January 29, 2015: SUMMER 2015 INTERNSHIP
NHLP is committed to training and nurturing law students who are making a commitment to careers in the public interest and we offer a supportive and rewarding experience. Our attorneys provide supervision, training, and unique work opportunities in the multi-faceted area of housing law and policy. Because our housing work extends out into other areas—domestic violence, predatory lending, racial discrimination, public health, equal access — we offer a broad and dynamic arena in which to learn and grow. Several recent NHLP summer interns have returned to our organization as two-year fellows supported by Equal Justice Works or New Voices.