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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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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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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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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Friday, May 10, 2013
Fannie and Freddie Should be Making Statutorily Required Contributions to the National Housing Trust Fund
With this week’s announcements of record profits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the National Low Income Housing Coalition calls on the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Obama Administration to fulfill the statutory requirement of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to make contributions to the National Housing Trust Fund.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
National Low Income Housing Coalition Statement in Support of Trail of Hope Demonstration
On April 17, a house from the Oglala Sioux Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation will be placed on Union Square near the U.S. Capitol to draw attention to the lack of affordable housing and poor housing conditions experienced by American Indians on the Northern Planes and other reservations. The house, built in 1961, was the first federally assisted housing unit built on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
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Monday, March 18, 2013
NLIHC Launches Major New Campaign to Address Low Income Housing Crisis
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) announced the launch of a major new campaign to reshape U.S. tax policy to make affordable housing more available to the nation’s 10.1 million extreme low-income renter households. The centerpiece of the NLIHC campaign is a proposal to modify the mortgage interest deduction for higher income Americans and invest the savings in the National Housing Trust Fund, which was established to serve low-income housing needs.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
New Report Reveals Renting Out of Reach for America’s Workers
Rents are unaffordable to full-time working people in every community across the country, finds the National Low Income Housing Coalition in a report it released today, Out of Reach 2012: America’s Forgotten Housing Crisis. According to the report, a full-time worker must earn per $18.25 per hour in order to afford rent and utilities on a modest two-bedroom rental unit without spending more than 30% of income on housing costs. By contrast, the average American renter earns just $14.15 per hour.
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