November 29 is #GivingTuesday, and NLIHC is encouraging everyone to support our state and tribal partners!
Over the last year, NLIHC has played a national leadership role in the areas of research, policy analysis, and advocacy to protect low-income renters and people experiencing homelessness during and after the pandemic. Throughout this time, our state partners have been at our side and conducting essential on-the-ground work.
NLIHC’s HoUSed campaign for universal, stable, affordable housing and our Opportunity Starts at Home multisector campaign collaborated to mobilize thousands of advocates to ensure that investments in housing for the lowest-income people were included in the “Build Back Better Act.” Our collective advocacy secured $150 billion in affordable housing investments in the House-passed bill, which would have resulted in the largest single federal investment in safe, stable, affordable homes for the lowest-income people in our country’s history.
NLIHC’s End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) project achieved significant successes in ensuring that the $46.5 billion in emergency rental assistance (ERA) included in legislation pushed for by NLIHC and our partners reaches the lowest-income and most marginalized people. Meanwhile, NLIHC and our partners succeeded in bringing about the passage of more than 150 new renter protections in states and jurisdictions around the country, including eviction stays for people applying for ERA, right-to-counsel laws, legislation dealing with the expungement of eviction filings, and source-of-income discrimination protections.
And together, we succeeded in pushing policymakers to be more ambitious about the goals of affordable housing, more willing to call for and fund large-scale solutions, and more focused on the needs of the lowest-income people, thereby preparing the ground for the next opportunity we create to achieve transformative investments.
This #GivingTuesday, consider supporting our state and tribal partners as they continue advocating for housing justice. You can also support NLIHC and our partners on #GivingTuesday by:
- Joining us in urging Congress to advance the equitable, anti-racist policies and large-scale, sustained investments needed to ensure that renters with the lowest incomes have an affordable place to call home.
- Becoming a member of NLIHC to advocate for equitable housing policies.
- Signing up for updates and calls to action from NLIHC.
Thank you for your advocacy and for your support!