Join us on Tuesday, April 20 from 1 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific)
for the next "Live at the Forum," during which Toby Halliday of the National Housing Trust will provide an overview of the Housing Preservation and Tenant Protection Act (H.R. 4868), a look ahead to the Committee markup expected next month, and answers to your questions about how the Act will help stabilize housing for some of the nation’s poorest households.
- Hear about the legislation: The two-part event begins at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) with a 30-minute conference call, where details about the legislation will be presented. The call-in number is (712) 432-1001 and the access code is 452746624#.
- Interact with the speaker: Immediately following the call, Toby Halliday will be online to answer your questions. All questions should be posted to this thread, and you are welcome to post at any time leading up to or during the event.
Please note that you will need to refresh your browser periodically during the live event to view new questions and responses. Use the numbers at the bottom of the page to navigate to additional questions and answers.
About the legislation
The Housing Preservation and Tenant Protection Act (H.R. 4868), introduced by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, would make significant improvements in federal law to make it easier to preserve federally assisted rental housing that is at risk of loss or conversion and provide new protections to the people living in this housing. The bill was formally introduced in March and its major goals include (1) Providing resources and incentives to prevent the further loss of affordable housing units; (2) Preventing the displacement of disabled, elderly and other low-income tenants; (3) Preserving rural housing; and (4) Establishing a national database to further preservation. For additional background, please see the attachment or visit the National Housing Trust web site
.Thank you to everyone who was able to join us this afternoon. If you missed it, an audio recording of the call is available.