- Part I: 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#.
- Part II: Interact With the Speaker - Toby Halliday will be online from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern (10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific) to answer your questions on the HousingPolicy.org Forum.You must be a registered user on the HousingPolicy.org Forum to participate in this event.
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, visit the National Housing Trust Web site.