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

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…

March 2, 2020

NLIHC Urges Advocates to Promote Full Participation in the 2020 Census

A national census is required by the U.S. Constitution once every ten years. A full and accurate 2020 census is critical to ensure that under-represented populations, such as extremely low-income renter households, homeless households, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and people with…

February 3, 2020

Supreme Court Allows Public Charge Rule to Take Effect

The Supreme Court on January 27 overturned by a 5-4 vote a nation-wide injunction of the Trump administration’s final “public charge” rule. This decision allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement the harmful new rule across the country, except in Illinois, where there is a state…