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.

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

April 20, 2020

104 Organizations Urge HUD to Suspend Non-Emergency Rulemaking

NLIHC and 103 partner organizations sent a letter on April 10 to HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought urging HUD to suspend all non-emergency rulemaking during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter notes that, given the importance of stable and…

March 23, 2020

Senators Submit Comment Letter Opposing HUD’s Proposed AFFH Rule

A group of 37 Democratic senators, led by Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH), submitted a comment letter on March 16 opposing HUD’s proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. The senators state that the proposed rule would…

March 23, 2020

NLIHC Submits Comment Letter Opposing HUD’s Proposed AFFH Rule

NLIHC submitted a comment letter opposing HUD’s proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule that is, in fact, not a fair housing rule. HUD’s proposal to gut the 2015 AFFH rule represents a complete retreat from efforts to undo historic, government-driven patterns of housing…

March 9, 2020

Fight for Housing Justice Campaign Week of Action Starts Today!

March 16 is the deadline to submit comments opposing HUD Secretary Carson’s proposed changes to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. HUD’s proposal signals this administration’s retreat from national efforts to overcome pervasive racial segregation, much of which is  the result of…