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The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ 30th annual The State of the Nation’s Housing report shows that, since the study’s inaugural release in 1988, the number of households burdened by housing costs in America has risen by nearly 14 million.
National Low Income Housing Coalition and More Than 700 Organizations Strongly Support the Disaster...
NLIHC and its Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) of more than 700 local, state, and national organizations strongly support the Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2017, introduced by Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) and approved today by the House Financial Services Committee. We commend Congresswoman Wagner for her leadership in introducing this important bill.
The Trump administration is seeking to impose work requirements, rent increases, and other burdens on millions of low income families who receive federal housing assistance through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to legislation released today.
President Trump’s executive order directs federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to cut critical benefits that help low income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other vulnerable people meet their basic needs, including an affordable place to call home
National Low Income Housing Coalition Announces New Board Members Aaron Gornstein, Karlo Ng, Russell...
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) board of directors unanimously voted onto its board six new members on March 18: Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) President and CEO Aaron Gornstein, National Housing Law Project (NHLP) Supervising Attorney Karlo Ng, Low Income Housing Coalition of Alabama/Collaborative Solutions (CSI) CEO and National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC) Executive Director Russell “Rusty” Bennett, Texas Housers Co-Director Chrishelle Palay, Virginia Housing Alliance Executive Director Sim Wimbush, and resident organizer Yanira Cortes.
Statement from National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO Diane Yentel— “Advocacy Works”
Advocacy works. Over the last year, people throughout the country urged their members of Congress to not only reject harmful cuts to HUD, USDA and Treasury programs, but to provide much-needed increases in funding for them. With this spending bill, Congress has sent a clear message to President Trump that it will not stand for his attempts to cut housing benefits that help struggling seniors, people with disabilities
Leading National Organizations in Education, Civil Rights, Healthcare and More Join in a Campaign...
A diverse range of organizations from various sectors announced a new campaign today to increase affordable housing for America’s most vulnerable communities. The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign launched today at the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC’s) Housing Policy Forum in Washington, DC.
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, a new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), finds a shortage of 7.2 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income (ELI) renter households, those with incomes at or below the poverty level or 30% of their area median income.
Over 700 National & State Organizations Condemn FEMA’s Continued Neglect of Long-Term Housing Needs...
The National Low Income Housing Coalition and its partners, on behalf of the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition of over 700 national, state, and local organizations, condemn FEMA’s continuing inaction on implementing proven, long-term housing solutions to help the lowest income survivors displaced by recent hurricanes and wildfires get back on their feet.
Nine of the nation’s largest private foundations have joined forces in a commitment to end housing instability in America. The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The JPB Foundation
NLIHC commends the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA’s) decision to continue Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the enterprises’) contributions to the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF), the first new federal housing resource in a generation that exclusively serves the lowest income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and people experiencing and at risk of homelessness
The Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) of over 650 national, state and local organizations, led by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), commends Congress for passing a disaster relief bill today that provides robust resources to help communities rebuild and recover from the recent hurricanes and wildfires.
More than 340 national, state, and local members of the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) issued a letter to Congress urging the immediate passage of a robust disaster relief bill that includes basic safeguards and housing resources to help low income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and other vulnerable populations recover and rebuild after the 2017 hurricanes and wildfires
The Trump administration is seeking to impose work requirements and rent increases on millions of low income families who receive federal housing assistance, according to draft legislation authored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The proposal would leave even more low income people—including seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, children, and other vulnerable populations—without a stable home, making it harder for them to climb the economic ladder to achieve financial security and live with dignity
The infrastructure proposal unveiled by President Donald Trump yesterday in his State of the Union Address misses an opportunity to address one of greatest barriers to America’s economic growth: the lack of affordable rental homes for people with the lowest incomes.
Hundreds of Organizations Call on FEMA to Address Critical Housing Needs of Disaster-Impacted Families
More than 250 national, state, and local organizations called on FEMA to implement proven disaster-recovery housing solutions like the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) for families with the lowest incomes. They note that the need for DHAP is underscored by FEMA’s recent decision to abruptly end its Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) for displaced Puerto Rican families in Connecticut
Civil Rights, Housing, and Community Development Organizations Call on HUD to Maintain a Critical...
Seventy-six national civil rights, faith-based, affordable housing, and other organizations have voiced their strong opposition to HUD’s sudden and short-sighted decision to effectively suspend the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation.
When I reflect on the tremendous challenges facing low income people throughout the country, I am reminded of a story from last summer when a family swimming at the beach was caught in a strong riptide, swept away from the shore by powerful ocean currents. A few brave individuals attempted to save them, only to be pulled into danger themselves as horrified bystanders watched. There was no rescue equipment nearby and no lifeguards on duty. PRESS CONTACT Renee Willis Vice President for Field & Communications (202) 662-1530 x247 firstname.lastname@example.org
Statement by National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO Diane Yentel —Congress Should...
The emergency relief bill, passed by the House today, is an important step in providing communities devastated by this year’s hurricanes and wildfires with the critical resources they need to continue to rebuild and recover.
The final tax bill passed by the Senate yesterday and the House today fails to expand housing resources for people with the lowest incomes, but instead provides massive tax cuts to wealthy individuals and corporations, increases the national debt by at least $1 trillion over a decade, and threatens vital safety net programs like Medicaid, Medicare, and those for affordable housing and homelessness prevention.