NLIHC Hosts First Hybrid Capitol Hill Day

NLIHC hosted its first hybrid Capitol Hill Day on March 23, enabling advocates from around the country to push their members of Congress to advance essential affordable housing legislation. Held on the last day of NLIHC’s 2023 Housing Policy Forum – the first in-person Forum since 2019 – 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 34 states, making this year’s Hill Day the most active ever.

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 programs in fiscal year (FY) 2024. Participants also discussed NLIHC’s top policy priorities for the upcoming year, which include opposing work requirements and benefit cuts that would create barriers and prevent households from receiving needed housing assistance, as well as advocating for enactment of the “Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act” and the “Eviction Crisis Act.”

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