Landlords of USDA-Financed Rentals Urged to Disclose Renters’ Rights

President Biden’s administration has outlined a “bill of rights” for renters of federally-funded properties.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging landlords of USDA-financed properties to inform current and potential renters of their legal rights and protections. President Biden’s administration has issued a Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights to address fair housing and affordable rent.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, and Federal Housing Finance Agency distributed similar guidances to the landlords they work with, advising them to post memorandums and verbally inform their tenants of the rights they have as renters of federally-funded properties.

“Ensuring people living in rural and Tribal communities have safe and affordable places they are proud to call home is a core part of USDA’s mission,” USDA Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Farah Ahmad said. “That’s why we are committed to advancing the Administration’s actions to protect and educate renters and strengthen protections for people seeking affordable housing across rural America.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Ahmad as she oversees the Office of Rural Development.
  • For Secretary Vilsack to be led by the Lord as he heads the USDA.
  • For the president and administration officials as they promote the rights of renters of federally-funded properties.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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