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NHT's COVID-19 Response Principles 6.26.2020

Policy makers should ensure that families across the country maintain their homes through the crisis by reflecting these core principles.

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NHT is Committed to Promoting Racial Justice through Housing, Resilience and Opportunity. 6.12.2020

The National Housing Trust stands in solidarity with Black Americans demanding an end to racial injustice. We remember those that have lost their lives to racial violence: Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, among many. We are saddened to commit more names to memory: George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor. Racism is real and it’s long past time to confront the racial disparities that exist in all parts of our society, including housing. Black lives matter.

A Housing Strategy for the Medium Term 5.5.2020

Until now, most of the policy response to the health and financial crisis has focused appropriately on immediate relief to those who need it most, including renters. However, a national response is also needed to address renters facing long-term unemployment and heavy housing burdens. New project-based rental assistance would simultaneously stabilize renters, protect scarce properties from deterioration, and preserve rent affordability. 

The Hidden Pre-Existing Condition 4.22.2020

With over 750,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, state and local officials are beginning to acknowledge who is most impacted by the virus. For those of us who work to promote affordable housing and energy efficiency, it came as no surprise to learn that African-Americans are the hardest hit in this pandemic.

Why Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds Should Support Rental Assistance Programs 4.17.2020

State and local officials should prioritize the use of CDBG funds to provide rental assistance to ensure that impacted families can remain stably housed during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

Addressing Affordable Housing Challenges in the Midst of COVID-19 4.17.2020

NHT has endorsed a COVID-19 relief proposal urging Congress to provide $48 billion to the HOME Investments Partnership Program targeting emergency rental assistance and long-term affordable housing needs.