Today, June 19, NLIHC will host a Senate briefing on the 2017 Out of Reach report and federal policy solutions to the growing affordable rental housing crisis. NLIHC encourages advocates to invite their Senators to attend today’s briefing to learn more about what Congress can do to increase the availability of affordable rental homes for people with the lowest incomes. A similar briefing was held last week to a packed room of nearly 50 House staffers.
NLIHC’s newest report, Out of Reach 2017: The High Cost of Housing, documents the gap between wages and the price of housing in every county and state in America. The report shows how wage stagnation – particularly among lower wage workers – combined with a significant increase in the number of renters and an inadequate supply of affordable homes has led to rising rents in every state and congressional district.
NLIHC’s President and CEO Diane Yentel and Vice President of Research Andrew Aurand will speak at the briefing, along with Christopher Ptomey, Senior Director of Government Affairs at Habitat for Humanity International, and Shauna Sorrells, Director of Legislative and Public Affairs at the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County. They will discuss findings from the new report and outline key policy proposals, related to budget and appropriations, tax reform, housing finance reform and other legislative avenues.
See the invitation to NLIHC’s briefing on June 19 at: http://bit.ly/2r33yTP
Read NLIHC’s 2017 Out of Reach report at: www.nlihc.org/oor