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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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
NLIHC President Sheila Crowley to Testify in Support of National Housing Trust Fund; Is Available for Comment
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.
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Friday, May 13, 2011
House FY12 Funding Plan Would Dismantle Housing Safety Net
On Wednesday the House Committee on Appropriations released its draft 302b allocations, the amounts each of the 12 appropriations subcommittees will have available to spend on their respective FY12 funding bills. The allocation for the subcommittee that funds HUD, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) subcommittee, is budgeted $7.7 billion below the FY11 final appropriation, a 14% cut. This cut comes just a month after Congress cut HUD’s FY11 funding by 6.5%.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Housing and Community Development Advocates to Congress: Budget Deal Hurts Communities, Low Income Families
he House and Senate are set to vote today on a budget deal that cuts nearly $40 billion from non-defense discretionary programs. Members of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF), a coalition of 72 national affordable housing and community development groups, believe those cuts should not come at the expense of low income households who cannot afford housing or from communities that desperately need assistance. In reality, lawmakers have proposed exactly that by cutting HUD’s budget 6.4% below the FY10 funding levels.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
NLHIC Urges Housing Advocate to Take Action on Crucial Budget Vote
Late last week, budget negotiators struck a last-minute deal on the FY11 budget to reduce federal spending by $38.5 billion. This budget deal averted a government shutdown. The details of the cuts were made public yesterday. They include substantial and damaging cuts to HUD programs that assist the lowest income people in our country, including many low income seniors and people with disabilities.
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Friday, April 08, 2011
Joint Statement from Housing Groups on Public Housing Funding in the FY11 Budget
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA), National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), and the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) join together in asking budget negotiators to recognize the vital importance of public housing as they work to reach agreement on an FY11 spending package.
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Monday, February 28, 2011
Housing and Community Development Advocates Ask Senate Leadership to Reject Deep Cuts to Communities
In the wake of in the House of Representatives’ passage last week of H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011, housing and community development advocates continue their push for funding for communities with a letter to Senate leadership.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Statement from the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding on President Obama's FY12 Budget
Yesterday President Barack Obama released his FY12 budget, which would freeze non-defense discretionary spending for five years in an effort to reduce the budget deficit. While some housing and community development programs are spared the knife, critical HUD programs that provide housing stability, promote economic mobility and job creation, and stabilize communities would be significantly reduced.
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Monday, February 14, 2011
House FY11 Budget Bill Slashes and Burns Federal Housing Safety Net
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on its FY11 spending bill, H.R. 1, this week. The bill would cause devastating reductions to non-defense discretionary programs and cut more than $5.7 billion from HUD programs compared to the FY10-enacted level of about $43.5 billion. In addition, the bill would make more than $394 million in rescissions from unobligated balances in HUD programs.
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Wednesday, February 09, 2011
National Organizations Sign Letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Leaders to Protect America’s Most Vulnerable
The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF), a group of 70 national organizations representing all 50 states and territories, wrote to the leadership of the House of Representatives and Senate today asking both houses to keep the bipartisan promise to protect the most vulnerable. This letter, provided in full below, comes as a reaction to the House announcement last week of a proposed cut to housing and community development funding of 17% in FY11 and the House Appropriations Committee approving these funding levels this week.
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Wednesday, February 02, 2011
HUD Report Shows Unprecedented Increase in Need for Housing Aid
HUD's biannual report to Congress on the housing needs of low income Americans shows that a record number of very low income households have severe housing problems, particularly housing costs that far exceed what they can afford to pay. The National Low Income Housing Coalition calls on Congress and the Administration to heed the findings of the Worst Case Housing Needs 2009 report and spare federal housing aid programs from the budget cuts that many are threatening.
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