NLIHC released on January 30 “Opportunities to End Homelessness and Housing Poverty in the 116th Congress,” a memo for incoming senators and representatives suggesting concrete steps they can take to help address one of the most critical issues facing extremely low-income families – the lack of decent, accessible, and affordable housing.
Expanding affordable housing solutions for the nation’s poorest families should be a top priority for Congress. In the 2018 election, affordable housing was squarely on the agenda in many states and districts. Newly-elected representatives ran and won on platforms with bold housing solutions – from expanding housing vouchers and increasing funding for the national Housing Trust Fund to addressing homelessness. These leaders now join other bipartisan congressional champions of expanding affordable housing investments.
NLIHC’s memo provides members of Congress with specific legislative recommendations to pursue – whether through an infrastructure spending package, the appropriations process, housing finance reform, or other initiatives – to make critical investments in affordable housing that will help the economy, communities, children, and families thrive.
NLIHC encourages advocates and organizations to use NLIHC’s “Opportunities to End Homelessness and Housing Poverty in the 116th Congress” to help educate members of Congress about proven and new solutions to the country’s growing rental housing crisis.
Read NLIHC’s memo at: https://bit.ly/2G9HcLv