NLIHC is pleased to announce the addition of a new State Coalition Partner to the Coalition. Housing Mississippi was approved as a State Coalition Partner by the NLIHC Board of Directors on November 14, expanding our network to 67 NLIHC State Partners in 43 states and the District of Columbia.
Housing Mississippi is a nonprofit coalition of affordable housing leaders, housing providers, community based organizations, and financial institutions dedicated to preserving and expanding access to safe, accessible, and affordable homes across the state. The coalition came together informally in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and was officially incorporated in 2013.
Housing Mississippi currently is focused on establishing the Mississippi Housing Opportunity Fund, a proposed statewide housing trust fund with a dedicated source of revenue. Recently, Housing Mississippi was involved in the creation of the Jackson Housing Trust Fund (JHTF) (see Memo 5/4/15), the first housing trust fund ever established in Mississippi.
Housing Mississippi Board President Hynethia Richards states, “We are excited to become a partner with NLIHC. This relationship will strengthen Housing Mississippi’s capacity to address the housing needs of our lowest income families. Our mission is to ensure that all Mississippians have ‘A Place to Call Home.’ Housing Mississippi is elated to join forces in this national collaboration.”
A list of NLIHC’s State Coalition Partners and more information about the State Coalition project is at www.nlihc.org/partners/state.