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, perform better in school, and maintain improved health.
Proposals to slash federal housing benefits would leave even more low-income people without a stable home, making it harder for them to climb the economic ladder and live with dignity. Congress should reject proposals to take away housing benefits and instead enact proven solutions to help struggling families earn more and get ahead. This starts with expanding—not slashing—investments in affordable homes, job training, education, childcare, and other policies to help families thrive.

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

January 26, 2023

NLIHC Releases Memo Outlining Policy Priorities for 118th Congress

NLIHC released today Advancing Housing Justice in the 118th Congress, a memorandum addressed to the new Congress outlining the ongoing need for federal investments in affordable, accessible housing and the long-term solutions required to end the nation’s affordable housing and homelessness crises…

May 28, 2021

Analysis of President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget Request

Overview President Joe Biden and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge’s full fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget request – released today (May 28) – proposes a $9 billion or 15% increase to HUD’s budget from FY21. The full budget request, which provides greater detail than the president’s “budget blueprint”…

September 24, 2020

Tenant Talk Volume 11, Issue 3: Policy Updates

NLIHC COVID-19 Policy Priorities  Please note that there might have been additional congressional action between the publication of this article and the date you are reading it. For the latest information, visit:  Without action by Congress, 30 to 40 million renters are at…