LOFTE Network Comments on FHFA Nationwide Standards for Tenants Rights

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is considering nationwide standards for tenants rights to rental properties with federally backed mortgages. The LOFTE Network, 20 locally based areawide nonprofit tenant organizing groups across the country has weighed in with 7 recommendations which are:

  1. Extend and enforce a federally guaranteed right to organize based on 24 CFR Part 245, Subpart B which covers multifamily housing.
  2. Outlaw discrimination based on source of income as many landlords refuse to rent to low-income tenants and few jurisdictions have law prohibiting discrimination.
  3. Provide just cause for eviction as many tenants live in fear of being evicted.
  4. Prohibit rent gauging and only allow reasonable rent increased to provide stability to tenants.
  5. Require the strongest state/local tenants rights protections nationwide as different states have different laws and there should be nationwide standards.
  6. Adopt uniform standards for decent safe and sanitary housing using the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate as a reference.
  7. Provide tenants with access to information like tenants’ rights and information about important changes in the building so tenants can better partner with owners.

You can read the full recommendations here. It is the hope that the combined experience within the LOFTE Network with be noticed and these recommendations will be taken into serious consideration.

Showing 2 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Robin Son
    commented 2023-12-15 22:52:19 -0500
    That’s fantastic news! Home Depot truly values its customers, and this golden opportunity to win a $5000 Gift Card is a beautiful way to express their appreciation. By participating in their official survey at, we not only get a chance to provide our feedback but also stand a chance to be rewarded with such a generous prize. Imagine all the incredible possibilities that could come with a $5000 Gift Card at Home Depot! It’s an exciting opportunity that encourages us to share our experiences and help Home Depot continue to enhance its services. So, let’s seize this chance, spread positivity, and participate in the survey for a chance to win big!
  • Cherai Mills
    published this page in Blog 2023-08-07 14:15:00 -0400