WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 10, 2019) — Many of the nation’s largest operators of single-family rental homes are working with their residents affected by the government shutdown to accommodate their needs, including deferring rent payments and waiving late fees.

“Going without a paycheck for nearly a month can be an incredibly stressful experience for American working families,” said NRHC President Kevin Baldridge, the President of Tricon American Homes. “We are deeply committed to helping all of our residents impacted by the government shutdown.”

American Homes 4 Rent, FirstKey Homes, Front Yard Residential, Invitation Homes, Progress Residential and Tricon American Homes have offered deferred rent payment options with no late fees to any renter who has been furloughed, and several of the companies’ residents have already taken advantage of the program. Residents apply for the deferral by showing verifiable proof of being furloughed. Additionally, Tricor Contracting’s service division is deferring service/maintenance costs for its customers, with proof of furlough.

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