Add a private right of action to better ensure compliance with the law.
If Congress does not take action to extend the law, the PTFA will expire on December 31, 2014.
You can call the Congressional switchboard at 877-210-5351 to be connected to your Representative’s office or you can click here for a contact list with the names of housing staffer’s and their phone numbers for each of New Jersey’s congressional offices.
As background, prior to the passage of the PTFA in May 2009, tenants living in a property in foreclosure were often required to move with as little as a few days’ notice. These renters often had no idea that their landlord had fallen behind on mortgage payments and renters usually had continued to pay their rent even as their landlord had failed to pay the mortgage.
The enactment of the PTFA was a major step forward in achieving housing stability for enters after a foreclosure, as the law ensures that most tenants can stay in their homes for the remainder of their leases or for at least 90 days post-foreclosure.