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The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.

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Alliance To Save Energy Calls For Congress To Reject Budget Proposal

The Trump administration's draconian cuts to energy efficiency programs in the budget proposal released Tuesday would undermine America’s global competitiveness while costing consumers and businesses billions of dollars, Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan said
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Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released statements on Friday, May 19 and on Monday, May 22, noting the cruelty of President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget to millions of low income seniors, people with disabilities, low-wage workers, families with children, veterans, and other vulnerable people who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
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Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

President Trump’s 2018 budget – leaked earlier today – reflects a cruel indifference to the millions of low income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, veterans, and other vulnerable people who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Mr. Trump’s budget would harm thousands of the lowest income families by taking away their housing assistance – a move that would lead to higher levels of homelessness and housing poverty – in a transparent effort to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and billions of dollars in increased defense spending.
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Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition commends members of Congress for reaching a strong bipartisan spending agreement for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2017 that provides HUD and USDA with the resources they need to ensure millions of the poorest among us have a place to call home. We urge Congress to pass the clean FY17 omnibus spending package as soon as possible.
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Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) congratulates Pam Patenaude on her nomination as deputy secretary of HUD. Ms. Patenaude is a strong leader with decades of experience cultivating bipartisan solutions to America’s affordable rental housing crisis. She has deep knowledge of, experience with and appreciation for the critical programs she will oversee
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Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

President Trump’s proposal for tax reform is a missed opportunity to reprioritize and rebalance federal housing policy. By raising the standard deduction, Mr. Trump’s tax plan would lead to fewer households claiming the mortgage interest deduction (MID) – a $70 billion tax write-off that primarily benefits higher income households.
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National Low Income Housing Coalition Applauds Introduction of The Ending Homelessness Act of 2017

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) commends U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) for introducing the “Ending Homelessness Act of 2017,” a comprehensive plan to ensure the lowest income people and families America have safe, decent, and affordable homes.
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National Low Income Housing Coalition Announces Two New Members of the Board of Directors,...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) board of directors unanimously voted onto its board two new members on April 4: National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) President and CEO Nan Roman and Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County Director of Legislative and Public Affairs Shauna M. Sorrells. Ms. Roman and Ms. Sorrells each bring to the board decades of leadership in combating homelessness and housing poverty
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National Low Income Housing Coalition Awards East Bay Housing Organizations and Non-Profit Housing Association...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) awarded its annual Organizing Award to two organizations, East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) and the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), for their outstanding efforts in support of socially just public policies to ensure affordable and decent housing for low income households. The award was presented on April 3 at NLIHC’s 2017 Housing Policy Forum: Advancing Solutions in a Changing Landscape
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Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) applauds Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) for introducing legislation to make permanent the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). This legislation is crucial to the continued operations and funding of the agency that coordinates the federal response to homelessness across 19 federal agencies and provides guidance to local governments and private organizations to prevent and end homelessness.
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Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) commends Representatives Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Richard Neal (D-MA) for introducing the “Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017.” This legislation is designed to strengthen the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) program to ensure it better serves our nation’s most vulnerable families
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Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

President Trump’s budget slashes critical resources used to help keep housed some of the country’s lowest income and most vulnerable seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, veterans, and formerly homeless individuals. At a time when America’s housing crisis has reached historic heights and the lowest income people suffer the most severe impacts, proposals to further cut these vital resources are unconscionable and unacceptable.
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Message from Diane Yentel, National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO, on President...

President Donald Trump is expected to send to Congress a high-level budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 next week. An overview of early drafts by the Washington Post show the severity of cuts under consideration. Multiple sources confirm that OMB Director Mick Mulvaney could slash the HUD budget by as much as 14% ($6 billion)—without considering inflationary adjustments
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Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) commends Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with original cosponsors which include Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Dean Heller (R-NV)
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Report Prepared by Over 60 National Organizations Underscores the Importance of Affordable Housing and...

A Place to Call Home: The Case for Increased Federal Investments in Affordable Housing, a new report released today by the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), compiles the latest research that shows how investments in affordable housing boost economic mobility, reduce poverty and homelessness, improve health outcomes, and strengthen the economy.
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NLIHC Statement on the Confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and...

Today, in response to the confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) President and CEO Diane Yentel made the following statement
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Study Shows Massive Shortage of Affordable and Available Housing for Lowest Income Households in...

The GAP: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, a new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), finds a shortage of 7.4 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income (ELI) renter households, those with incomes at or below 30% of their area median income or the poverty guideline. The report calls for rebalancing federal housing expenditures to serve households with the greatest needs

Housing Advocates Applaud Introduction of Legislation Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure

The National Housing Law Project (NHLP), the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (The Law Center), and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) applaud Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for introducing legislation to permanently extend the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA).

Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) commends Senate Democrats for recognizing the importance of affordable housing investments in a comprehensive infrastructure package

NLIHC Applauds Rep. Ellison’s Call to Reinvest Savings from Housing Related Tax Reform into...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) applauds Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) for calling on the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee to reinvest any savings from housing related tax reforms into programs that reduce homelessness and housing poverty in the U.S.

Statement by Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

Dr. Carson has clearly taken the time to begin to understand and come to appreciate the importance of HUD’s programs. Contrary to what he had previously said, I was pleased to hear Dr. Carson state his belief that the federal government has an important role to play in supporting deeply poor households and families. He gave strong support to rental assistance programs, public housing, VASH vouchers, Community Development Block Grants, Choice Neighborhoods, and lead abatement programs, and he recognized the role housing plays as a social determinant of health.

NLIHC Recommends Solutions for Ending Homelessness and Housing Poverty in the Trump Administration

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) just released Opportunities to End Homelessness and Housing Poverty in a Trump Administration—a transition memo to the incoming administration on steps it should take to end homelessness and housing poverty in America.

Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is committed to working with the next Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary to ensure the country’s poorest families have decent, safe and affordable homes. HUD oversees federal rental assistance programs that serve over 5 million of the country’s lowest income households, as well as administers tens of billions of dollars in community development, disaster recovery, and homeless assistance funding, enforces fair housing laws and acts as one of the largest mortgage insurers in the world.

Closed Waiting Lists and Long Waits Await those Seeking Affordable Housing, According to New...

Today the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released Housing Spotlight: A Long Wait for a Home—a report that analyzes the current state of Housing Choice Vouchers and public housing waiting lists across the country. The report paints a bleak picture of an all-too-familiar situation facing families struggling with housing affordability—closed waiting lists and long waits for assistance.

Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) welcomes an elevated discussion and proposed solutions to the country's affordable housing crisis. Together with our members, partners and allies across the country, we work towards ensuring the lowest income families have decent, safe and affordable homes. While we are pleased to have Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) prioritizing solutions to the affordable housing crisis, his proposed Middle Income Housing Tax Credit (MIHTC) program would be a misguided and wasteful use of federal resources

Renters Day of Action Comes Amid Rising Rents and Widespread Evictions

Renters and housing justice groups in over 48 cities and 19 states will take to the streets for the National Renters Day of Action in what promises to be the largest mobilization of renters in recent history.

Poverty Rates Improve, but Housing Remains a Challenge

Data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show improvement in household income and poverty over the past year. Median household income in the U.S. is more than 5% higher, while 3.5 million fewer Americans live in poverty in 2015 than in 2014. The National Low Income Housing Coalition welcomes this news, but recognizes that not all Americans are benefitting from the improving economy

Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) commends Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) for introducing the new, expanded Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2016.

Study Finds Little Evidence of LIHTC Impact on Neighborhood Mobility

A new working paper released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications titled The Effect of Low-Income Housing on Neighborhood Mobility: Evidence from Linked Micro-Data assesses the impact of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developments on neighborhood mobility patterns. The authors find little evidence that LIHTC construction impacts neighborhood mobility patterns, or that it significantly changes the composition of neighborhoods

Affordable Housing is Out of Reach for Many American Workers

In no state, metropolitan area or county in the United States can a full-time worker earning the prevailing minimum wage afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. A new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) reveals the disparity between rental housing costs and renter income in every jurisdiction across the country.

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WSSC Approves Nearly $150 Million in Contracts to Repair Roads and...

WSSC Commissioners today approved three contracts totaling $149.5 million to repair and replace aging infrastructure and meet future water supply demands for Montgomery and Prince George’s County residents.

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Study: Project Labor Agreement Mandates Inflate Cost of Construction 13 Percent

A study released today by the Beacon Hill Institute found that Ohio schools built under government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) cost 13.12 percent more than schools that were bid and constructed through fair and open competition, free from PLA requirements. The study looked at 88 schools built in Ohio since 2000 and found that those built under a PLA mandate cost $23.12 more per square foot than projects built without PLA mandates.