National Low Income Housing Coalition

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.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, July 24, 2017
National Low Income Housing Coalition & the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding Lead a Rally on Capitol Hill to Call for Greater Investments in Affordable Housing
Far too many families are struggling with housing insecurity and are having to make the impossible choice of paying the rent or paying for groceries, medications, and other necessities. Nationwide, more people are renting their homes than ever before, but our investments in affordable housing have...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, on President Trump’s FY18 Budget
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...
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, on President Trump’s 2018 Budget
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...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, on President Trump’s Budget Request
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...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Special Statement by National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO Diane Yentel: Don’t Make America Homeless Again
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...
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, regarding a proposal from Democratic Senators to Invest $1 Trillion in Infrastructure
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) commends Senate Democrats for recognizing the importance of affordable housing investments in a comprehensive infrastructure package. An investment in affordable housing infrastructure for the lowest income people would provide our nation with the...
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Newswire article
Monday, December 12, 2016
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. NLIHC urges the new...
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Monday, March 24, 2014
New Report Finds American Renters Still Cannot Afford Rent Nationwide
According to Out of Reach 2014 , a report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, an individual needs to earn $18.92 an hour to afford a two-bedroom rental until at Fair Market Rent. This figure is referred to as the “Housing Wage.” Today’s national average Housing Wage is more than two-and-a-half times the federal minimum wage, and 52% higher than it was in 2000.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Statement by National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO Sheila Crowley on Government Shutdown
Today, the U.S. government shut down for the first time in 17 years as a result of Congress failing to agree on FY14 spending levels. This failure to act by Congress marks another missed opportunity to address the critical state of affordable housing in our country.
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Tuesday, July 09, 2013
National Low Income Housing Coalition Files Suit Against Federal Housing Finance Agency for Failing to Fund Affordable Housing
Today, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, along with four individual plaintiffs and the Right to the City Alliance, filed a lawsuit against the Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Edward DeMarco, for failing to uphold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s statutory requirement to make contributions to the National Housing Trust Fund.
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