Report: Millions of Renters at Risk of Eviction and Homelessness


Release Date: December 17, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released a report showing that, for many low-income renters, the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act is all that stands between housing and homelessness. But if Congress fails to act, that law will expire at the end of 2014. Homelessness has risen dramatically since the beginning of the foreclosure crisis—including a 16 percent increase among families in major cities. But while public attention has been focused on homeowners, research shows that 40 percent of families facing evictions due to foreclosures are renters. In some populous [...]