National Housing Trust Fund
The National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is the first new housing resource since 1974 targeted to building, rehabilitating, preserving, and operating rental housing for extremely low-income people.
Federal Budget & Spending
The ability to serve low-income people in need depends on federal appropriations. NLIHC monitors the federal budget process and advocates for the highest possible allocation of resources for HUD and the USDA Rural Housing Service to support affordable housing and community development.
Preventing Benefit Cuts
One of the biggest barriers to economic prosperity for America’s lowest-income families is the lack of decent, accessible, and affordable homes. Research shows that when people have a stable, decent, and accessible home that they can afford, they are better able to find employment, achieve economic mobility, age in place, succeed in school, and maintain improved health.
NLIHC tracks regulations around affirmatively furthering fair housing and develops resources for advocates to weigh in on the process.
Disaster Housing Recovery
Learn more about efforts to restore affordable housing after natural and man-made disasters, including the latest hurricanes, floods, and fires.
Housing & Criminal Justice
Federal and state lawmakers are re-examining sentencing policies that have proven to be overly punitive and harmful to families and communities, and they are working towards comprehensive criminal justice reform.
Native American Housing
NLIHC strongly urges Congress to increase funding to build and preserve affordable homes in Native communities with the greatest needs.
NLIHC works with our state and national partners to advocate for increased funding for USDA and HUD programs, particularly those that provide funding to non-profits that support the creation of affordable housing.