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, April 14, 2010
NLIHC President Sheila Crowley Testifies on Principles, Proposals for Housing Finance Reform
As Congress considers reform of the housing finance system, including overhaul of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, NLIHC President Sheila Crowley testified before Congress on April 14 on principles that should guide such reform. She also called on Congress to fund the National Housing Trust Fund as a component of any reform, as a way to address the longstanding shortage of rental housing for the lowest income people.
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Monday, March 22, 2010
National Organizations Sign Letter to Senate Leaders Urging Funding for the National Housing Trust Fund in Senate Jobs Bill
The National Housing Trust Fund campaign sent a letter to Senate leaders on March 19, 2010 expressing disappointment that the Senate had not yet taken up proposals to capitalize the National Housing Trust Fund in either of the two "jobs" bills that have been passed by the Senate and urging that it be included in the next jobs bill that the Senate is working on now. The third bill will focus on small business.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
NLIHC President Sheila Crowley Testifies on Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Proposal
National Low Income Housing Coalition President Sheila Crowley testified before the House Financial Services Committee today on the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI), which is the Obama Administration's proposal for the next iteration of the controversial HOPE VI public housing program. As written, CNI is intended to transform neighborhoods with distressed housing, including federal public or assisted housing. However, it would ultimately provide little help to the millions of low and extremely low income people most in need across the country.
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Statement from NLIHC President Sheila Crowley on President Obama’s State of the Union Address
In his first State of the Union address, President Obama challenged himself and Congress to redouble efforts to restore our country's economic health and get Americans back to work. I applaud his commitment to alleviate the hardships of millions of Americans who are out of work and assuage the fears of those who worry they will soon join the ranks of the unemployed. The use of TARP funds to pay for immediate job creation is sound public policy that more members of Congress are coming to embrace.
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Monday, November 30, 2009
Shortage of Housing for Lowest Income Families Grew Significantly Between 2007 and 2008, New Data Show
The shortage of housing that is affordable for the lowest income families grew significantly between 2007 and 2008, according to an analysis of 2008 American Community Survey data done by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). In 2007, the shortage of homes affordable for extremely low income renter households (those earning 30% or less of their area median income) was 2.7 million. The shortage grew to 3.1 million homes in 2008.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
NHTF Campaign Applauds White House Announcement Promising $1 billion to Capitalize Trust Fund
The National Housing Trust Fund Campaign welcomes the announcement from the White House today that the promise of $1 billion to capitalize the National Housing Trust Fund is closer to becoming reality. The campaign will work with the Administration and Congress to move the necessary legislation as quickly as possible.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
New Census Housing Data Confirm Number of Renters Facing Housing Problems on the Rise
NLIHC analysis of newly released data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) shows that more families at every income level are facing housing cost burdens, while households with the lowest incomes continue to be disproportionately affected by the shortage of affordable rental housing across the country.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
As Predicted, Recession Increases Deep Poverty
According to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, 39.8 million people lived in poverty in 2008, a one-year increase of 2.6 million people and 6.85%. Even more troubling was the rise in the number of people in deep poverty. Those in households earning less than half of the federal poverty threshold rose by 7.69%, or 1.2 million people, to more than 17.0 million people.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
On First Anniversary of Passage, Campaign Calls for Funding of National Housing Trust Fund
On the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the National Housing Trust Fund, the National Housing Trust Fund campaign calls on Congress and the Administration to capitalize the fund so communities can begin building, rehabilitating and preserving homes for the lowest income families.
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Friday, July 10, 2009
NLIHC's Sheila Crowley Testifies on Funding for National Housing Trust Fund
National Low Income Housing Coalition President Sheila Crowley testified before the House Financial Services Committee on July 9 in support of newly introduced legislation that would provide funding for the National Housing Trust Fund for fiscal year 2010. The National Housing Trust Fund was signed into law in July 2008 but has not yet received funding. Once funded, the housing trust fund will provide communities across the country with funds to build, preserve, and rehabilitate rental homes that are affordable for extremely and very low income households.
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