Policy Updates

Federal Spending Updates Congress and the president finalized on December 20, 2019, the funding levels for fiscal year (FY) 2020, which began on October 1. They passed several temporary spending…

February 26, 2020

Spotlight

Advocates Win New Protections from Housing Discrimination in Cook County, Illinois Over 1 million adults in Chicago and its surrounding communities now have fairer access to safe, affordable homes…

February 26, 2020

Proven Solutions on Local Victories

The Path Forward: Addressing Obstacles to Housing Upon Reentry Advocates and leaders with experience returning from incarceration have been working on solutions throughout the country. There have…

February 26, 2020

Public Housing Bans

Tenant Screening as a Barrier to Housing Tenant screening is one of the more harmful connections between the criminal justice system and housing, for federally assisted housing and private market…

February 26, 2020

Jail Space as Shelter

Controversy: Using Jail Space for Shelter Several cities are responding to the increased demand for emergency shelter beds for homeless individuals by using former or unused jails as temporary…

February 26, 2020

Editorial Board Letter

Dear Readers, The U.S. makes up about 5% of the world population but has more than 20% of the world’s prison population. Incarceration has skyrocketed over the last several decades, and our country’…

February 26, 2020

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