NLIHC urges Congress to prioritize the housing needs of the lowest-income and most marginalized people in disaster impacted areas.
What: National Low Income Coalition (NLIHC) President and CEO Diane Yentel will testify Friday, December 10, 2021, before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on solutions to inequitable disaster recovery and federal response to Hurricane María in Puerto Rico. The solutions include comprehensive disaster housing recovery and opportunities to reform the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, to ensure that resources are deployed quickly, equitably, and effectively in the communities with the lowest-income and most marginalized people.
When: Friday, December 10, 2021 at 8 am ET
Who: NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel
Where: Hearing will be livestreamed on https://www.youtube.com/user/USCCR/videos.
Why: NLIHC leads the DHRC of more than 850 national, state, and local organizations, including many working directly with disaster-impacted communities and with first-hand experience recovering after disasters. Together, they work to ensure that federal disaster recovery efforts prioritize the housing needs of the lowest-income and most marginalized people in impacted areas. The DHRC has published comprehensive disaster housing recovery recommendations for Congress, FEMA and HUD.
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About the National Low Income Housing Coalition:
The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated to achieving racially and socially equitable public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes have quality homes that are accessible and affordable in the communities of their choice. NLIHC educates, organizes, and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing for everyone. For more information about NLIHC, please visit www.nlihc.org.