NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel to Testify Before House Financial Services Committee on Housing Infrastructure Priorities
NLIHC urges Congress to include strong affordable housing investments in American Jobs Plan
What: National Low Income Coalition (NLIHC) President and CEO Diane Yentel will testify tomorrow, April 14, 2021, before the House Financial Services Committee on the infrastructure priorities of NLIHC’s HoUSed campaign for long-term universal, stable, affordable housing. The priorities include a major expansion of rental assistance for every eligible household; $70 billion to repair public housing; and an investment of $40 billion in the national Housing Trust Fund to build and preserve homes affordable to the lowest-income and most marginalized households.
When: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10 am ET
Who: NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel
Where: Hearing will be livestreamed on https://financialservices.house.gov/live/. All members of Congress and witnesses will participate remotely, with no in-person participation in the hearing room.
Why: Joined by congressional champions and national, state, and local partners, the HoUSed campaign advances anti-racist policies to achieve the large-scale, sustained investments and reforms necessary to ensure renters with the lowest incomes have an affordable and accessible place to call home. The best opportunity to advance some of these bold housing solutions is in the “American Jobs Plan,” $2.2 trillion infrastructure and recovery proposal from President Biden with a proposed $213 billion in housing investments.
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About the National Low Income Housing Coalition:
The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. NLIHC educates, organizes, and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing for everyone. For more information about NLIHC, please visit www.nlihc.org.