People of color are significantly more likely than white people to experience evictions and homelessness in the United States, the result of centuries of structural racism that continues today, that has systematically and purposefully excluded African Americans and others from equal access to housing, community supports, and opportunities for economic mobility.
We must work to right these wrongs and work towards racial equity in housing: we can’t address racial inequities without addressing housing, and we cannot solve for housing inequities without addressing race.
- NLIHC tracks regulations around three fair housing topics and develops resources for advocates to weigh in on the process.
- Learn more about the income distribution of renters by race and ethnicity in The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes.
- Read "We Have Work To Do" by Diane Yentel, NLIHC president and CEO. Added May 30, 2020
- Read “The Fierce Urgency of Fair and Affordable Homes” by Diane Yentel, NLIHC president and CEO, and Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO.
Memo to Members and Partners Articles
NLIHC submitted a comment letter to HUD on April 24 supporting the proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule while also suggesting improvements. NLIHC also signed on to an AFFH comment letter submitted to HUD by the Housing Justice Network (HJN), an informal network of housing…
NLIHC signed on to a letter drafted by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) that comments on HUD’s proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. The letter, which commends HUD for advancing the proposed AFFH rule and making significant improvements to the 2015 AFFH rule, states that…
April 17, 2023
Sign Up to Receive Information about FHFA Request for Input on Multifamily Tenant Protections
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on April 13 that it will issue in May a Request for Input (RFI) regarding multifamily tenant protections. Sign up here to receive details about FHFA’s upcoming RFI and its work to address the concerns of tenants and other stakeholders in the…
March 13, 2023
NLIHC Provides Summary of Key AFFH Definitions, Modifies AFFH Community Engagement Overview
NLIHC has prepared “Preliminary Overview of Key AFFH Definitions,” the latest in a series of briefs providing initial overviews of the proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation. In addition, NLIHC has revised its previous brief, “Preliminary Overview of AFFH Community…