Advocates Push Members of Congress to Advance Essential Housing Legislation during NLIHC’s Capitol Hill Day

NLIHC hosted a hybrid Capitol Hill Day on March 21 during which advocates from around the country pushed their members of Congress to advance essential affordable housing legislation. Held on the last day of Housing Policy Forum 2024: An Unwavering Path Forward to Housing Justice, Capitol Hill Day brought together state and tribal partners, housing providers, tenant associations, and homeless service agencies, as well as tenants with lived expertise, who together conducted more than 170 meetings with congressional offices representing 30 states.

Participants met virtually and in person with their members of Congress to urge them to oppose cuts to federal investments in affordable housing and homelessness and instead provide the most funding possible for affordable housing and homelessness programs in fiscal years (FY) 2024 and 2025. Participants also discussed NLIHC’s top policy priorities for the upcoming year, which include opposing efforts to criminalize homelessness, as well as advocating for enactment of the “Fair Housing Improvement Act,” “Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act,” and the “Eviction Crisis Act.” View NLIHC’s full list of Hill Day advocacy priorities and tips in our toolkit.

NLIHC thanks all those advocates who participated in Hill Day virtually and in person in Washington D.C. To keep the momentum going, advocates are encouraged to contact their members of Congress here. Anyone who is interested in scheduling meetings with senators and representatives or becoming more engaged in NLIHC’s work is encouraged to reach out to their state’s field organizer or contact NLIHC’s Field Team at [email protected].