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The “Rent Relief Act of 2017,” legislation announced today by U.S. Representative Joe Crowley (D-NY), would provide much-needed resources directly to struggling families and individuals to help them afford to keep a roof over their heads. The refundable tax credit would put more money in the pockets of the lowest income families, at a time when their wages have flatlined and housing costs have skyrocketed.
Like most of you, I am stunned, saddened and outraged — by the terrible acts of hatred and intolerance displayed in Charlottesville this weekend, and by the president's shameful response
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published on August 9 its Worst Case Housing Needs: 2017 Report to Congress, showing that 8.3 million unassisted very low income households in America spend more than half of their income on their housing, live in severely substandard housing, or both. The number of households experiencing this “worst case housing” has increased by 41% since 2007 and by 66% since 2001. We are experiencing an affordable housing crisis of unprecedented proportions.
Thousands of advocates, organizations, and elected officials in more than 30 cities across the country will join the Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action, July 22 to 29, led by the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF), to call for increased federal investments in affordable housing and community development.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), together with state, local, and national partners, is leading a national week of action called Our Homes, Our Voices across the country calling for increased federal investments in affordable housing and community development. The coordinated series of events and activities, from July 22 to July 29, will take place in more than 20 cities.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the official amounts of national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) funding to states for 2017 in the Federal Register today, June 23. This year, HUD will allocate over $219 million to provide housing for extremely low income (ELI) households, those with incomes at or below 30% of the area median income, or at or less than the federal poverty guideline.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) applauds the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 allocations of state-by-state funding levels for the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding, approved on Wednesday, June 14, is an important step towards alleviating the severe shortage of homes affordable to the lowest income people across the country
The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) and other state, local, and national leaders call on advocates, elected officials, and concerned citizens to participate in the Our Homes, Our Voices day of action on July 29 to bring more attention to America’s affordable housing crisis
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) commends Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and his colleagues for introducing the “Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2017.” Joining Senator Kaine as original cosponsors of the legislation are U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Patrick Leahy (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ed Markey (D-MA),
A new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing, reveals that on average a full-time worker in the U.S. must earn $21.21 per hour to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment and $17.14 to afford a one-bedroom apartment. The report indicates that housing costs are “out of reach” for both for the average renter and for millions of low-wage workers, seniors and people with disabilities living on fixed incomes, and other low-income households
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) board of directors unanimously eThe board elected Maine Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC) Director Greg Payne to serve as chair of the board, replacing previous long-time chair
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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)
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.
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
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
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).
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) commends Senate Democrats for recognizing the importance of affordable housing investments in a comprehensive infrastructure package