NLIHC and National Women’s Law Center Release Factsheet on Impact of Rental Assistance Cuts on Women, Families, and LGBTQ+ People

NLIHC and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a factsheet on May 25 highlighting the impacts of cuts to federal rental assistance programs on women, families, and LGBTQ+ people.

Due to discrimination in the housing and labor markets, certain groups – especially women, families, and LGBTQ+ people of color – are disproportionately represented in the low-wage workforce and among low-income renters. For this reason, they are also disproportionately represented among households who receive federal housing assistance and would be dramatically impacted if deep cuts are made to domestic spending programs as a result of ongoing debt limit negotiations.

The new factsheet supplements NWLC’s recently updated publication By the Numbers, a resource evaluating participation data and anti-poverty impacts of programs that improve housing affordability, provide supplemental income, and boost nutrition assistance.

Find the factsheet here.