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Introduced in House (05/12/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6815


To amend the CARES Act to provide for notice of the eviction moratorium under such Act to be provided to tenants of dwelling units subject to such moratorium, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 12, 2020

Ms. Finkenauer introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services


A BILL

To amend the CARES Act to provide for notice of the eviction moratorium under such Act to be provided to tenants of dwelling units subject to such moratorium, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Tenant Protection Notification Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Notice of eviction moratorium.

Section 4024 of the CARES Act (15 U.S.C. 9058; Public Law 116–136; 134 Stat. 492) is amended—

(1) in the subsection heading for subsection (c), by inserting “required for eviction” after “Notice”;

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(d) Notice of moratorium to tenants.—

“(1) DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION OF NOTICE.—The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall—

“(A) in consultation with the heads of other covered agencies, develop a written notice, in plain language that is truthful and non-misleading, designed to inform tenants of covered dwelling units that the moratorium on evictions under this section applies to the dwelling unit of tenant and to explain the effect of such moratorium on the tenant’s tenancy; and

“(B) provide all heads of other covered agencies with the notice developed under this paragraph and make such notice publicly available.

“(2) NOTICE TO LESSORS.—The head of each covered agency shall—

“(A) notify each lessor of a covered dwelling unit for which the covered agency provides assistance described in paragraph (5) that the dwelling unit is a covered dwelling unit and of the requirement under paragraph (3) to provide notice to tenants; and

“(B) provide each such lessor with a copy of the written notice developed pursuant to paragraph (1)(A).

“(3) INITIAL NOTICE TO TENANTS.—Promptly upon notification to a lessor pursuant to paragraph (2)(A) that a dwelling unit leased by such lessor is a covered dwelling unit, the lessor shall provide the tenant of the covered dwelling unit, by United States mail, a copy of the written notice provided to such lessor pursuant to paragraph (2)(B).

“(4) NOTICE OF CHANGE IN MORATORIUM.—

“(A) DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION.—If any amendment to this section or other change to the moratorium under this section takes effect before the termination by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the emergency declared on March 13, 2020, by the President under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 4121 et seq.) relating to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall—

“(i) in consultation with the heads of other covered agencies, develop a written notice, in plain language that is truthful and non-misleading, designed to inform tenants of dwelling units affected by such amendment or other change of such amendment or other change and to explain how such amendment or change affects such the tenant’s tenancy; and

“(ii) provide all heads of other covered agencies with the notice developed under this subparagraph and make such notice publicly available.

“(B) NOTICE TO LESSORS.—The head of each covered agency shall—

“(i) notify each lessor of a covered dwelling unit for which the covered agency provides assistance described in paragraph (5) and that is affected by such amendment or other change of such amendment or other change and of the requirement under subparagraph (C) to provide notice to tenants; and

“(ii) provide each such lessor with a copy of the written notice developed pursuant to subparagraph (A)(i).

“(C) NOTICE TO TENANTS.—Promptly upon notification to a lessor pursuant to subparagraph (B)(i) that a covered dwelling unit leased by such lessor is affected by such amendment or other change, the lessor shall provide the tenant of the covered dwelling unit, by United States mail, a copy of the written notice provided to such lessor pursuant to subparagraph (B)(ii).

“(5) COVERED AGENCY.—The term ‘covered agency’ means—

“(A) any agency or other entity that administers—

“(i) any housing program described in subsection (a)(2); or

“(ii) any program that provides insurance for, guarantees, supplements, or assists any Federally backed mortgage loan or Federally backed multifamily mortgage loan;

“(B) the Federal National Mortgage Association, with respect to loans purchased or securitized by such Association; and

“(C) the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, with respect to loans purchased or securitized by such Corporation.”.


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