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

July 22, 2019

House Passes Legislation to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

The House voted 231 to 199, largely on party lines, on July 18 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. The federal minimum wage has not been raised since 2009, the longest time the country has gone without a minimum wage increase since it was established in 1938. If enacted, the bill…

July 22, 2019

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced on July 18 the “Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident to Safety Act (CO ALERTS Act),” to help protect residents of federally assisted housing from carbon monoxide poisoning. The bill was introduced in response to the deaths of 13…

July 1, 2019

House Passes Robust Spending Package for Affordable Housing

The House approved by a vote of 227-194 on June 25 a five-bill FY20 spending package that includes robust funding for affordable housing and community development investments at HUD and USDA, as well as several positive amendments. This outcome is due in no small measure to the work of advocates…