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2021

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  • Tenant screening reports (Summer 2021). Table of Contents Overview: Tenant screening reports Screening out fairness Legal protections for renters Small landlords rely on screening reports, but need rental assistance too Tips to combat an imperfect rental history About Consumer Action
  • Tenant screening reports (Summer 2021). Table of Contents Overview: Tenant screening reports Screening out fairness Legal protections for renters Small landlords rely on screening reports, but need rental assistance too Tips to combat an imperfect rental history About Consumer Action
  • Tenant screening reports (Summer 2021). Table of Contents Overview: Tenant screening reports Screening out fairness Legal protections for renters Small landlords rely on screening reports, but need rental assistance too Tips to combat an imperfect rental history About Consumer Action
  • Tenant screening reports can risk—even ruin—renters' chances. Consumer Action looks at tenant screening reports used by landlords to vet tenants. These reports have been found to contain inaccurate information about tenants' past rental and eviction history—-errors than can bar people from finding a new rental home.
  • CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until October 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism that it was allowing vulnerable renters
  • After the eviction moratorium, here’s what renters need to know. Tenants of single-family homes financed by the federal government, specifically the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, and Veterans Affairs, are still protected through Sept. 30 thanks to a recent announcement from the Biden administration.
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  • A tsunami of deferred debt is about to hit homeowners. While Congress approved $10 billion in federal assistance to help homeowners pay off debt, the program is moving so slowly that protections are expiring before states have figured out how to distribute the money. A new
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  • Congress considers credit-reporting overhaul. House Committee on Financial Services chair Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said that the House passed two bills out of committee before the pandemic – the Comprehensive CREDIT Act and the Protecting Your Credit
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  • She wanted to stay. Her landlord wanted her out. A vast judicial machine that evicted tenants at more than double the national average in the years before the pandemic is revving up after months of dormancy. Judges fly through a case a minute as
 

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