H.R. 1062 (101st): Relief for Elderly Eviction and Foreclosure Act of 1989

Feb 22, 1989 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee)
George Gekas
Representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 1507 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 20, 1991


This bill was introduced on February 22, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 22, 1989
Referred to Committee Feb 22, 1989
Full Title

To require as a condition of receiving funds under the Older Americans Act of 1965 that States require that, not later than 60 days after commencing any proceeding to compel the sale of a residence occupied by an older individual or to evict such individual from such residence, notice of such proceeding be given to such individual and to the appropriate area agency on aging if such proceeding is based on the failure of such individual to pay a debt; and for other purposes.


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Relief for Elderly Eviction and Foreclosure Act of 1989 - Amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 to require a political entity in which a proceeding has been commenced to compel the sale of any residence occupied by an older individual or to evict such individual by reason of his or her nonpayment of debt to notify such individual and the area agency on aging, within seven days after the commencement of such proceeding, of such debt and proceeding.
Prohibits any action from being taken to compel such sale or evict such individual within 120 days after the commencement of such proceeding if the area agency, within 60 days of receiving notice, determines that more time is needed to prevent, or provide social services to such individual in anticipation of, such sale or eviction.
Requires the area agency, within 60 days of receiving notice, to consult with the older individual:
(1) explaining to such individual his or her situation;
(2) identifying Federal, State, or local assistance that may be available to delay or prevent such sale or eviction;
(3) identifying alternative housing that may be available if such sale or eviction occurs; and
(4) determining whether such individual is capable of understanding his or her situation and, if not, notifying an appropriate social service agency of such individual's need for assistance.

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