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NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel to Join White House Event on Advancing Equity through the American Rescue Plan

NLIHC supports the long-term implementation of emergency rental assistance for the lowest-income and most underserved communities.

What: National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) President and CEO Diane Yentel will serve as a panelist today, May 24, 2022, for a discussion with Biden administration officials on the advancement of equity through American Rescue Plan funding. The discussion will address solutions for ensuring that emergency rental assistance is equitable, accessible, and effective in the communities with the lowest-income and most marginalized people.

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:30 pm ET

Who: NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel

Where: Event will be livestreamed via Zoom. Registration at

Why:  NLIHC successfully led a coalition of over 2000 organizations to urge Congress to provide $46.5 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance and has since successfully implemented the End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) project to ensure that emergency rental assistance reaches the lowest-income and most marginalized renters it is intended to help. NLIHC’s ERASE project team leads a cohort of 38 state and local partners in efforts to eliminate rental indebtedness caused by the pandemic and to prevent evictions by tracking and analyzing emergency rental assistance utilization; documenting and sharing best practices and toolkits; influencing and shaping program design at federal, state, local levels; developing key partnerships for outreach and education; and assessing the remaining needs to inform advocacy for tenant protections and long-term investments to end housing instability and homelessness in the United States.

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For media inquiries and additional information, please contact Jen Butler, NLIHC senior director of media relations and communications, at [email protected].                                                              

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