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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Friday, June 26, 2009
Foreclosures Lead to Homelessness for Many, Joint Report Finds
Nearly 80% of homeless service and advocacy agencies report that at least some of their clients became homeless as a result of a foreclosure, and one in five estimate that more than 40% of their clients became homeless because of a foreclosure.
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Friday, June 19, 2009
Toolkit for Renters Facing Eviction Due to Foreclosure Now Available on NLIHC Website
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has collaborated with the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) to create a new online toolkit providing a range of information for renters facing foreclosure-related evictions, their advocates, and others, including members of the media. The components of the toolkit explain the implications of the recently passed Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-22, Division A, Title VII), a bill that offers important new rights to tenants living in properties that have gone into foreclosure.
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Friday, June 05, 2009
Administration Announces Plan to Help Hurricane Katrina and Rita Victims Living in FEMA Trailers Attain Permanent Homes
The National Low Income Housing Coalition welcomes the announcement made by the Obama Administration this week that it will step up efforts to help people who lost their homes in hurricanes Katrina and Rita and who are still living in FEMA-issued trailers and mobile homes to attain permanent homes at long last.
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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
NLIHC to Testify Before Congress on Section 8 Voucher Reform Draft Bill
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) Deputy Director Linda Couch will testify Thursday, June 4, before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity on the proposed Section 8 Vouchers Reform Act (SEVRA).
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Thursday, May 07, 2009
NLIHC Applauds Passage of Crucial Renter Protection, Homeless Amendments in Senate Housing Bill
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) applauds the Senate for passing crucial amendments to S. 896, the "Helping Families Save Their Homes Act," that will protect the rights of renters living in properties that have gone into foreclosure, and help to prevent homelessness by strengthening existing programs. S. 896 is intended to prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability. It passed the Senate on May 6, 2009, by a vote of 94-5.
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Monday, April 13, 2009
Study Finds That Rents for Modest Studio and 1-Bedroom Housing Units Are Higher Than Monthly Income or People With Disabilities
Across the United States in 2008, people with disabilities with the lowest incomes faced an extreme housing affordability crisis as rents for moderately priced studio and one-bedroom apartments soared above their entire monthly income. The national average rent for a one-bedroom unit climbed to $749 per month in 2008 - higher than $667, the average monthly income of over 4 million people with disabilities.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Statement From NLIHC President Sheila Crowley on President Obama’s March 24 News Conference Question on Homelessness
I am pleased that President Obama was asked Tuesday evening about the plight of families experiencing homelessness as a result of the economic downturn, and heartened that in his response, the President reaffirmed that it is "not acceptable for children and families to be without a roof over their heads in a country as wealthy as ours." The proliferation of tent cities across the country is the latest manifestation of the shame of homelessness in the United States.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Report Released: Renters in Foreclosed Properties May Face Homelessness
Foreclosures are driving an increase in homelessness across the country, according to a new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (NLCHP), and with pro bono assistance from the law firm of WilmerHale. Renters of foreclosed properties are among those most at risk of homelessness, but their plight has received little attention. Without Just Cause outlines the rights, and lack thereof, for renters in foreclosure in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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