The National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is the first new housing resource since 1974 targeted to the building, rehabilitating, preserving, and operating rental housing for extremely low-income people.

NLIHC, its members, and other stakeholders played a critical role in the creation of the National Housing Trust Fund through the passage of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

In 2016, the first $174 million in HTF dollars were allocated to states. More has been allocated in each subsequent year. For 2021, $689.7 million was made available. Initial allocations are important steps, but far more resources are needed. Learn about annual HTF allocations and find state-specific information here.

NLIHC leads the Housing Trust Fund Implementation and Policy Group, a coalition of national advocates committed to protecting and expanding this new resource. NLIHC works with stakeholders to build Congressional support to increase funding for the HTF through tax reform, housing finance reform, investments in infrastructure, and other legislative opportunities.

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