“Just Cause” legislation “is a response to the foreclosure crisis that would keep tenants in their homes,” Malcus Mill, a DARE activist, told me yesterday in a phone interview. “See, when the bank takes over a home, when they foreclose on a home, they are usually asking the tenants to leave and a lot of the time that puts the tenant in danger of being homeless.”
The bill was considered last session, but was left on the cutting room floor after lobbyists had what Mills called “a poison pill” inserted into the bill. This session, Mills, DARE and others are planning a full-court press to pass the bill to protect Rhode Islanders instead of big banks.
Listen to our conversation: