NLIHC’s State and Tribal Partners and Racial Equity Cohort Members Convene at Forum

NLIHC held a convening of its state and tribal partners in Washington, D.C., on March 20. More than 50 people representing 35 of NLIHC’s partner organizations, along with many NLIHC staff and board members, gathered for a day of networking, developing strategies for advancing advocacy initiatives, and deepening their commitments to racial equity. The convening’s agenda included a panel discussion focused on ways to work with the Biden-Harris administration and with HUD and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials, a discussion of strategies for better connecting with tribal communities, a presentation addressing NLIHC’s Our Homes, Our Votes campaign, and a panel discussion and break-out groups involving members of NLIHC’s Racial Equity Cohort.

NLIHC state and tribal partners are those member organizations with which NLIHC works most closely in each state or region of the country. They include housing and homelessness advocacy organizations that serve tribal communities or states, as well as regions within states, and that are engaged in state or federal housing advocacy while also boasting their own networks to mobilize in pursuit of NLIHC’s policy priorities. Currently, NLIHC has 67 state partners operating in 45 states and the District of Columbia, as well as one tribal partner operating in the Northern Plains region. The Racial Equity Cohort is a sub-group of 16 state and tribal partners from different geographic regions that are actively working to integrate racial equity policies, tools, and practices into their organizations.

NLIHC is always seeking to welcome new state and tribal partners, particularly in geographic regions where the Coalition has no existing partners. Partners must be existing NLIHC members and must complete a board approval process. For more information about becoming an NLIHC state or tribal partner, please contact [email protected].