Biden Administration Rolls out ‘Renters Bill of Rights’
The White House announced a plan on Wednesday that it says will protect renters and help curb rental costs, although at least one national housing association has expressed reservations about it.
A so-called “Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights” (pdf) was included in a White House fact sheet released Wednesday. It lays out proposals for federal agencies and other entities, including “access to safe, quality, accessible, and affordable housing” as well as “clear and fair leases.”
“This Blueprint and the federal actions that promote these principles were developed as part of a six-month process to seek and distill input from people across the country—from tenants to housing providers, legal associations, and advocates,” it says. “By engaging in dialogues, listening sessions, roundtable discussions, and stakeholder meetings, people from across the United States spoke up about the importance of tenant protections, rental affordability, and resident-centered property management practices.”…
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