NLIHC sent a memorandum to President-elect Joe Biden and his transition team on November 10 outlining ways the new administration and Congress can address one of the most critical issues facing extremely low-income families today: the lack of decent, accessible, and affordable housing.
During his campaign, President-elect Biden declared that “housing should be a right, not a privilege.” He pledged to “build back better” through substantial investments in affordable housing infrastructure and to help undo generations of discriminatory housing policies. His proposal to expand proven solutions – including making rental assistance available to all eligible households in need and $20 billion to expand the national Housing Trust Fund – would help make housing affordable for millions of households struggling to pay rent and make ends meet.
NLIHC looks forward to working with President-elect Biden and his administration to address the lack of decent, accessible, and affordable housing for people with the lowest incomes, and to help rectify the historic and ongoing discrimination that have locked communities of color out of the opportunity to build economic security. In the memo to the transition team, NLIHC identifies key legislative and regulatory opportunities the Biden administration can pursue to ensure all people have the stability to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and thrive. We urge the Biden administration to take immediate action to prevent an impending eviction crisis caused by the pandemic, and to make long-term investments to address the underlying, structural causes of the nation’s existing affordable housing crisis.
Together, we can end homelessness and achieve housing justice in America and foster stronger, more equitable and more resilient communities.
Read NLIHC’s “Memo to President-Elect Biden’s Transition Team” at: https://bit.ly/36x3x17