FTC and CFPB to Landlords: Follow the Moratorium

The acting heads of the FTC and the CFPB sent joint notification letters to the nation’s largest apartment landlords, which collectively own more than 2 million units, reminding them of their obligations under the ongoing national eviction moratorium put in place as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  These letters were summarized in a press release. … Continue reading FTC and CFPB to Landlords: Follow the Moratorium

CFPB Wants to Look at Evictions

Acting Director Dave Uejio sent a message recently outlining his “broad vision for the Division of Research, Markets, and Regulations (RMR).” Many Bureau watchers, who also watch residential screening issues, may have been surprised to see a workstream on the CFPB’s “analysis on housing insecurity, including mortgage foreclosures, mobile home repossessions, and landlord-tenant evictions…” To… Continue reading CFPB Wants to Look at Evictions

Akron should change its rule change

CDIA recently sent a letter to the court administrator of the Akron Municipal Court regarding Local Rule No. 39, motion to seal eviction record.  This new rule would make several changes to eviction records in Akron, which has the highest eviction rate in Ohio, aimed at easing the process for evictees to seal their eviction… Continue reading Akron should change its rule change

Landlords say new rules could actually exacerbate evictions in Akron

There is a troubling proposal in Akron from judges in that city who are set to vote Jan. 17 on new rules requiring more accountability for landlords and allowing tenants with a clean record to seal 3-year-old cases. As reported in the the Akron Beacon Journal The rule changes would let judges immediately seal certain cases,… Continue reading Landlords say new rules could actually exacerbate evictions in Akron

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The New York Times recently ran a story, Many Renters Who Face Eviction Owe Less Than $600; Can Washington do something to help them? A growing number of politicians think so.   The story notes that most eviction filings are for less than $600.  “Such relatively small sums suggest that, for all of the intractable… Continue reading Untitled