NLIHC President Sheila Crowley to Testify in Support of National Housing Trust Fund; Is Available for Comment

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NLIHC President Sheila Crowley to Testify in Support of National Housing Trust Fund; Is Available for Comment

WASHINGTON - On May 25, NLIHC President and CEO Sheila Crowley will testify in support of the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) at a hearing of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) titled, “Transparency, Transition and Taxpayer Protection: More Steps to End the GSE Bailout.” The hearing will be at 2 pm in room 2128 of the Rayburn House office building.

The hearing is focused on a package of seven bills circulated by Republican Members of the House Committee on Financial Services intended to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. One of these bills, introduced by Representative Ed Royce (RCA), would abolish the National Housing Trust Fund.

Ms. Crowley's testimony will focus on the value of the National Housing Trust Fund as a solution to the persistent structural deficit of rental housing affordable and available to the lowest income people in the United States.

Ms. Crowley will be available to speak to members of the media either before or following her testimony.

Hearing Information
WHAT: House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) hearing, “Transparency, Transition and Taxpayer Protection: More Steps to End the GSE Bailout.”

WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 at 2 pm

WHERE: Room 2128, Rayburn House Office Building

WHO:Panel I: Edward DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency Panel II: Sheila Crowley, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition;; Anthony Sanders, Professor of Real Estate at George Mason University; and David John, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to ending America’s affordable housing crisis. Established in 1974 by Cushing N. Dolbeare, NLIHC educates, organizes and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing within healthy neighborhoods for everyone. NLIHC provides up-to-date information, formulates policy and educates the public on housing needs and the strategies for solutions.

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