States should require that home improvement contractors be licensed, insured, and bonded.
States should require written home improvement contracts and specify required and prohibited contract provisions.
States should put in place criminal and civil penalties.
Consumers should have access to the full range of legal remedies when they have been harmed (see also Private Enfor
Government agencies should collect and report data for groups that are discriminated against, while ensuring consumer choice and control over what data they provide.
Policymakers should take steps to prevent unnecessary evictions. This includes:
Eviction records should be sealed unless and until an eviction case is resolved in favor of the proprietor.
Policymakers should conduct oversight and take action to address the negative impacts of private equity ownership of rental housing properties.
Federal and state policymakers should enact and robustly enforce consumer protections in the tenant screening process.
Policymakers should explore options for extending the affordability of rental housing units whose subsidies are set to expire. These include: