February 8, 2023 — Comments

The 39 organizations listed below are pleased to submit these comments in response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding unfair or deceptive fees, R207011.

These comments discuss the many fees, which we refer to as “junk fees,” charged to renters and rental housing applicants. The organizations urge the FTC to work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to investigate and prevent the imposition of these junk fees so that they do not contribute to the already growing financial burden that renters in this country face.