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

June 17, 2019

House Committee Passes Bills Blocking Harmful HUD Proposals

The House Financial Services Committee passed two bills blocking harmful HUD proposals that would limit access to housing assistance for “mixed-status” immigrant families and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. The “Keeping Families Together Act of 2019” (H.R. 2763) passed by a vote…

June 10, 2019

New Resources Available on HUD’s “Mixed Status” Immigrant-Family Rule

NLIHC and the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) have new resources, including a state-level data table and a recording of the June 5 webinar, available as part of the Keep Families Together campaign opposing HUD’s proposed “mixed status” immigrant-family rule. NLIHC and NHLP are leading the…