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 at HUD and the USDA Rural Housing Service to support affordable housing and community development.

NLIHC leads the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding to ensure robust resources to address America's housing crisis. Learn more here.

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

June 10, 2019

Representative Lee Introduces “Housing Bill of Rights” Resolution

On the final day of the Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced a House resolution calling for a “Housing Bill of Rights” to declare that all renters deserve safe, affordable and decent homes. The resolution affirms housing as a basic…

June 3, 2019

House Committee to Vote on FY20 THUD and Agriculture Funding Bills

The House Appropriations Committee will vote on FY20 appropriations bills for Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) and Agriculture on June 4 at 10:30 a.m. ET in Room 2359 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The vote will also be live-streamed. Learn more about the vote at:…

May 28, 2019

HUD Secretary Carson Testifies at House Oversight Hearing

HUD Secretary Ben Carson testified on May 21 at a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing. Secretary Carson was pressed by lawmakers on HUD’s recent actions to roll back fair housing protections, cut housing benefits, eliminate programs, delay disaster recovery funds, and prohibit…