The National Low Income Housing Coalition strongly urges Congress to increase funding to build and preserve affordable homes in Native communities with the greatest needs.

Native Americans in tribal areas have some of the worst housing needs in the United States. They face high poverty rates and low incomes, overcrowding, lack of plumbing and heat, and unique development issues. Despite the growing need for safe, decent homes, federal investments in affordable housing on tribal lands have been chronically underfunded for decades, particularly in more rural and remote areas. Recent changes to federal Native housing programs have led to an even greater reduction in resources for communities most in need.

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

May 13, 2020

Overview of Housing and Homeless Provisions in the HEROES Act

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released on May 12 the HEROES Act. The $3 trillion bill proposes almost $200 billion in additional funding for housing and homelessness programs to help communities respond to the coronavirus crisis. For more details, see NLIHC’s updated budget chart. Thanks to…

January 21, 2020

House Subcommittee Discusses Ways to Improve HUD-VASH

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on January 14 held a hearing about “Making HUD-VASH Work for all Veteran Communities” on how to make the HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program more effective. The hearing included two panels of witnesses: the first…