NLIHC hosted a national HoUSed campaign call on January 30. Erika Poethig, special assistant to the Biden administration for housing and urban policy, joined the call to give updates regarding the White House’s announcement about its new Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights. Demetria McCain, principal deputy assistant for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at HUD, discussed the new proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. Matthew Doherty, consultant with the Framework for an Equitable Homelessness Response joined Shaundell Diaz of Three County Continuum of Care and Claudine Sipili of Destination: Home to share new Framework resources on reimagining interim housing. We received updates concerning advocacy efforts in Los Angeles and heard about the latest developments on Capitol Hill, including potential threats to federal affordable housing and homelessness resources and how advocates can engage their members of Congress to ensure that essential housing funding is protected.
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 how to advance long-term solutions to end the housing crisis and achieve housing justice. The next national call will be held on February 13 from 2:30 to 4 pm ET. Register for the call at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Resources discussed on the 1/30 call:
- Reimagining Interim Housing – Matthew Doherty, The Framework for an Equitable Homelessness Response; Shaundell Diaz, Three County Continuum of Care; Claudine Sipili, Destination: Home
- HUD’s New AFFH Proposed Rule – Demetria McCain, HUD
- Field Update – Faizah Malik, Public Counsel, California
- Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights – Erika Poethig, Special Assistant to the Biden Administration for Housing and Urban Policy
- Policy Updates – Sarah Saadian, NLIHC