Policy Update

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Improve Public Housing For every 100 extremely low-income renter households in the U.S., there are only 37 available and affordable rental units. Public housing plays a…

October 17, 2019

Our Homes, Our Votes Update

Affordable homes are built with ballots! That’s why NLIHC has launched Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020, a nonpartisan effort to engage renters, housing advocates, and candidates in the upcoming 2019…

October 17, 2019

Week of Action 2019

National Housing Week of Action 2019 was a great success! The third annual Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action proved to be another great success, with thousands of advocates…

October 17, 2019

Spotlights on Local Victories

Spotlight On... New York Advocates Celebrate Passage of “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019” Tenant organizers across New York recently celebrated the passage of the strongest law…

October 17, 2019

Advocacy for Future of Public Housing

CHANGING DIRECTION: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC HOUSING? Making public housing a strong program that addresses the affordability and accessibility needs of low-income renters will require a big…

October 17, 2019

Myths and Realities about Public Housing

Myths and Realities about Public Housing Myth #1: Public housing is crumbling everywhere!  Reality: 85% of public housing meets or exceeds federal quality standards and more than 40% of…

October 17, 2019

Public Housing History

HOW DID WE GET HERE? A QUICK REVIEW OF PUBLIC HOUSING HISTORY: A New Deal Program with Segregationist Beginnings This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Housing Act of 1949, which…

October 17, 2019

Public Housing: Where Do We Stand?

Bushwick Houses Throughout the nation, public housing is in pretty rough shape. The Public Housing Capital Fund, which Congress provides to pay for repairs, has been underfunded for so long that…

October 17, 2019

A Letter from the Editorial Board

Dear Readers, Housing is a human right! We believe that. Sometimes we even hear our leaders say it. The United Nations has investigated the lack of housing in the U.S. as a human rights violation.…

October 17, 2019

NLIHC Issues 2018 Annual Report

NLIHC issued its 2018 Annual Report on August 28. The report features NLIHC’s year of movement building for affordable homes for those most in need. The report is available at: https://bit.ly/2L3WEL8…

September 3, 2019