Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act Policy Manual
The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act is part of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act and applies to foreclosures on federally related mortgage loans or dwellings or residential properties occupied by tenants. The purpose and intent of PTFA is to protect tenants from immediate eviction by persons or entities that become owners of residential property through the foreclosure process and extends similar protections to tenants with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 8 vouchers. PTFA ensures that tenants who may face eviction because of a foreclosure have a minimum time period to remain in the foreclosed property before eviction and have adequate notice of time they can remain, so they have sufficient time to find new housing.
PTFA was permanently restored effective June 23, 2018 under Public Law 155-174 after having previously expired on December 31, 2014.Request demoDownload table of contents & sample pages