Eviction Crisis Act of 2019
This bill creates several grant programs to prevent at-risk tenants from being evicted and establishes consumer protections related to evictions.
Specifically, the bill
The Government Accountability Office must study evictions and report to Congress on the grants awarded under the bill, including best estimates of any amounts saved and any additional revenues generated.
Additionally, HUD must establish and maintain a database of data regarding various forms of eviction.
A tenant who is denied rental housing on the basis of information in a consumer report must be notified of such adverse action. Further, a copy of any consumer report generated in connection with an application for tenancy in rental housing must be given to the consumer. Eviction judgments and related suits where a judgment is rendered in favor of the tenant may not be included in any consumer reports.