Recap of 5/22 National HoUSed Campaign Call

NLIHC hosted a national HoUSed campaign call on May 22. Siobhan Kelly, associate director of the Office of Multifamily Analytics and Policy at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), spoke about an upcoming opportunity to weigh in with FHFA on tenant protections needed in FHFA-financed properties. Peggy Bailey of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), Steve Berg of the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), and NLIHC’s Sarah Saadian discussed the urgent threats to affordable housing and homelessness assistance funding posed by the ongoing fight over the nation’s debt ceiling. Amanda Jack of the Legal Aid Society of New York joined the call to share a recent letter from New York City’s public defenders responding to Mayor Eric Adams’s comment calling for increased criminalization and forced hospitalization of people experiencing homelessness. We also received field updates from Staci Berger of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey and Kendra Knighten of the Idaho Asset Building Network. Finally, NLIHC’s Kim Johnson shared how advocates can take action to oppose deep budget cuts and urge Congress to invest in affordable housing and homelessness programs at the scale needed.  

A recording of the call, as well as the presentation slides, are now available.

Join NLIHC’s biweekly national HoUSed campaign call every other Monday at 2:30 pm ET to learn more about advancing long-term solutions to end the housing crisis and achieve housing justice. The next national call will be held June 5 from 2:30 to 4 pm ET. Register for the call at:

The following resources were discussed on the 5/22 call:

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