NLIHC released Tenant Talk: A New Administration and Congress…and a Reviewed Movement for Change and Advocates’ Guide 2017: A Primer on Federal Affordable Housing & Community Development Programs the week of April 2.
The winter/spring edition of Tenant Talk, a publication for low income residents of public and assisted housing, addresses the threats and opportunities presented by the new administration and Congress and identifies areas where collaboration is needed and accountability is required. This Tenant Talk includes articles on the implications of President Donald Trump’s history with fair housing and his budget proposal to dramatically cut housing and community development funding; threats to Housing Choice Vouchers, public housing, and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing; and opportunities for affordable housing to be addressed in tax reform, a new infrastructure investment package, and criminal justice reform. It showcases new efforts in New Orleans and New York City to ensure justice-involved individuals can successfully return to their homes and communities, and it helps residents prepare for HUD’s smoke-free rule in public housing.
The Tenant Talk authors and editorial board make it clear that the threats to affordable housing funding and fair housing under the new administration and Congress are unconscionable and unacceptable. They use this edition of the publication to voice opposition, offer solutions, and provide information on what affordable housing advocates can do to remain vigilant and act to ensure that people with the lowest incomes have access to affordable and decent homes. You can download Tenant Talk or sign up to have it delivered to your door for free if you are an NLIHC member. Become a member today at: www.nlihc.org/membership
Advocates’ Guide 2017: A Primer on Federal Affordable Housing & Community Development Programs is this year’s edition of NLIHC’s comprehensive manual on virtually every affordable housing program and policy. The Guide, written by NLIHC staff and other leading experts in the field, contains synopses of housing and community development programs, laws, and regulations, as well as tools and information to guide advocates’ communications with legislative and executive branches of government and to mobilize advocacy campaigns. The Advocates’ Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in or concerned about affordable housing and community development – to refresh your familiarity with housing programs, statutes, and regulations or to educate new employees working at affordable housing and community development agencies and organizations.
Advocates’ Guide 2017 was made available first in print to attendees of the NLIHC 2017 Housing Policy Forum: Advancing Solutions in a Changing Landscape, April 2–4. It is now available online to the public.
The Advocates’ Guide 2017: A Primer on Federal Affordable Housing & Community Development Programs is available at: http://nlihc.org/library/guides
Tenant Talk: A New Administration and Congress…and a Reviewed Movement for Change is available at: http://nlihc.org/library/tenanttalk/vol8-issue1