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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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Nation's Renters Face Severe Affordable Rental Shortage
In 2010, there were 9.8 million extremely low income renter households in the United States, and only 3 million rental homes affordable and available to these households. This shortage of 6.8 million rental units means that only 30 rental homes are affordable and available for every 100 extremely low income renters.
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Thursday, December 08, 2011
NLIHC Calls on Congress to Support Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act Extension
On December 7, Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced a bill to expand on and make permanent landmark legislation for renters. The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA), passed in 2009 and signed into law by President Obama, guarantees that banks and other new owners of rental housing after foreclosure provide at least 90 days’ notice to renters living in foreclosed homes. Before PTFA was in place, tenants could be evicted from their homes with as little as a few days’ notice when the property was foreclosed.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
Congress Poised To Pass HUD Budget That Could Strand Low Income Families
Congress is poised to pass a FY12 budget for housing programs that would damage federal efforts to provide and maintain homes for the lowest income people. H.R. 2112, the minibus appropriations bill for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD); Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration; and Commerce, Justice, and Science, passed out of conference committee this week and will come to a vote in the House and Senate today.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Advocates Urge U.S. Senate to Act Now on Voucher Reform Legislation
The National Low Income Housing Coalition, National Affordable Housing Management Association, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials today announced that 812 organizations have signed a letter urging the U.S. Senate to take swift action to strengthen the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Affordable Housing Construction Key to Jobs Growth, Economic Stimulus
A coalition of 45 national organizations sent a letter to President Barack Obama’s domestic policy and economic teams today asking that the Administration include at least $10 billion for the National Housing Trust Fund in the President’s jobs-creation plan. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama began roll-out of a jobs agenda meant to lower unemployment, raise wages and rebuild security for middle class Americans. This agenda includes infrastructure investments, patent reform, free trade deals and an extension of payroll tax cuts.
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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tax Expenditures, Revenue Must Be Considered If Debt Deal is to Spare Those in Greatest Need
Deficit reduction proposals must not harm low income Americans or ask them to bear the extraordinary burden of the national debt. This is the message of 40 housing and community development organizations in a letter to the members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the “super committee.” This Congressional committee is charged with achieving further deficit reduction as part of the debt ceiling agreement enacted in early August.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
House Subcommittee Votes to Eliminate the National Housing Trust Fund
In a vote of 18-14, the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises subcommittee of the House Finance Committee voted yesterday to eliminate the National Housing Trust Fund.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tenants Urge the US Treasury to "Tax the Cheats, Save Our Homes"
On April 15, the House approved the extremist Ryan House Budget Resolution for 2012, which would abolish Medicare and mandate much deeper budget cuts (14%, or $5.5 billion) to vital HUD programs aiding the poor starting this October. This is more than double the amount cut in 2011. The House budget also calls for work requirements, time limits and rent increases for elderly, disabled and low income tenants receiving HUD assistance—throwing many out on the street. Who: Low income tenant leaders and organizations from across the nation
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Thursday, June 16, 2011
House Rural Spending Bill Would Strand Extremely Low Income Families
A rural appropriations bill passed in the House of Representatives today by a vote of 217 to 203 would result in severe hardship for low income people in rural America. This bill, H.R. 2112, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food & Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriation Act of 2012, would cut funding to three crucial housing assistance programs.
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Monday, June 06, 2011
Need for New Affordable Housing Urgent as New Report Points to Bleak Market for Low Income Renters
Rental vacancy rates are declining, rents are increasing, and low cost rental units are disappearing from the nation’s housing stock. These are among the findings of The State of the Nation’s Housing: 2011 , a report of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released here today. The annual State of the Nation’s Housing report summarizes and analyzes recent trends and emerging issues in the nation’s rental and homeownership housing markets, and discusses what might be expected in the coming year.
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