Beyond ensuring access to affordable housing, NLIHC is strongly committed to enacting legislation and protecting resources that alleviate poverty. NLIHC supports efforts to protect vital safety net programs, including the following:

  • heating and weatherization assistance;
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP);
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC);
  • unemployment insurance;
  • Social Security;
  • Medicaid;
  • Medicare;
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP);
  • Affordable Care Act;
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI);
  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI); and
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Moreover, NLIHC strongly supports efforts to increase wages and to target federal resources to communities with persistent poverty.


Advocates' Guide

The Advocates’ Guide is a go-to resource for affordable housing and community development practitioners, advocates, and policymakers for detailed descriptions of every federal housing and community development program, as well as current challenges, opportunities, and practical strategies for addressing the shortfall in housing that is affordable and available to low income people and communities.

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For more information on policy recommendations, contact Sarah Mickelson, NLIHC Senior Director, Public Policy at smickelson@nlihc.org.