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.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
NLIHC Response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address
In last night’s state of the union address, President Obama called for investment in innovation, education and infrastructure to spur job growth and sustain America’s leadership in the world. He offered a five year freeze on domestic discretionary spending to begin to bring down the federal deficit, but said that we must “make sure that we’re not doing it on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens.”
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
NLIHC Staff Available to Comment on Five-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Remaining Recovery Issues
As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches on August 29, staff of the National Low Income Housing Coalition are available to talk to members of the media about remaining recovery needs in the Gulf Coast region and the continuing obligation of the federal government to lead recovery efforts for this and future disasters. "The federal government has the primary responsibility to provide humanitarian assistance for those displaced during catastrophic disasters.
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Monday, July 19, 2010
Dodd-Frank Reform Bill Includes Extension of Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, Additional Housing Provisions
The National Low Income Housing Coalition applauds the expected enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protections Act (H.R. 4173), which has passed the House and Senate and is likely to be signed by President Obama this week. While the bill's financial reform and consumer-protection provisions have been well documented, the act also includes housing provisions important to low income households and communities.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Administration Releases National Plan to End Homelessness
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has released a plan that would put the United States on the path to ending homelessness among veterans and chronically homeless individuals by 2015 and among children, youth, and families by 2020.
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Monday, June 07, 2010
Statement From NLIHC President Sheila Crowley on HUD Approved Settlement Reached Between Advocates and the State of Texas
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) joins Texas housing advocates in applauding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's approval of a settlement between Texas advocates and the state of Texas that will assure that federal disaster recovery funds expended in Texas will protect and benefit people with low incomes, African Americans and Latinos as well as elder and disabled populations.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
National Low Income Housing Coalition Commends HUD for Recent TRA Proposal
The National Low Income Housing Coalition(NLIHC) commends the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its bold and forward-thinking Transforming Rental Assistance (TRA) proposal.
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Monday, May 17, 2010
National Low Income Housing Coalition Honored for Support of Hurricane Recovery in Mississippi
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) was honored by the Mississippi Center for Justice at the 2010 Mississippi on the Potomac Reception on Tuesday, May 11. Reilly Morse, Senior Attorney at the Mississippi Center for Justice, presented NLIHC with the award. NLIHC was honored for its work to address the injustices suffered by Mississippi's victims of Hurricane Katrina, while helping to correct disparities in Mississippi's use of disaster recovery funds.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
More than 2,225 Organizations Representing Every Congressional District Send Letter Urging Congress to Fund the National Housing Trust Fund
In a dramatic show of grassroots support for the National Housing Trust Fund, more than 2,225 organizations representing every Congressional district in the country are sending a letter this week to every U.S. Senator and Representative urging immediate funding for the National Housing Trust Fund. The NHTF campaign knows of no other Congressional letter that has received support from organizations all 435 Congressional districts, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
NLIHC Board Member Leonard Williams Testifies on Legislation to Preserve Public Housing
National Low Income Housing Coalition board member Leonard Williams testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity today in support of two public housing bills, the Public Housing One-for-One Replacement and Tenant Protection Act of 2010 and the Public Housing Preservation and Rehabilitation Act of 2010. The bills are expected to be introduced shortly by Subcommittee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA), respectively.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Recession Continues to Push Rental Housing Further “Out of Reach” for Low Income Americans
A family in the United States needs to earn $18.44 an hour, or nearly $38,360 a year, in order to afford a modest rental home, according to a report released April 21 by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Despite the recession, the report finds that rents continue to rise, while wages continue to fall across the country.
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