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NHT Updates

President's Message: January 2019 3.19.2019

It's hard to believe that I joined National Housing Trust a year ago! Time flies when you're having fun and indeed I am.

No Red States, No Blue States: Solutions for All Americans 4.7.2017

Uncertainty is always unsettling. It will be a while before we fully understand the ramifications of the November results. However, we certainly know this: that our affordable housing and community development engagement-together with our partners in the field-has never been more essential.

The Dangers of Classifying Communities as "Low Opportunity" 4.7.2017

While it is important to evaluate access to opportunities, generalized categorizations such as "low opportunity "unintentionally create a hierarchy of worth, implying some places (and thus its people) are more valuable than others.

Ready, Set... Compost! 4.7.2017

The National Housing Trust has cracked code on successful composting at our affordable multifamily housing communities. NHT's property, Monseñor Romero, is the first affordable multifamily housing in the District of Columbia to implement a building-wide composting program. The incentive-based approach - a little friendly competition between the floors -has the tenants excited to compost.

Lack of Section 8 is not Just About Poverty: It's About Race 4.7.2017

Being eligible for Section 8 does not guarantee that a poor household receives Section 8 assistance. Securing Section 8 assistance is more akin to winning a lottery. 75 percent of U.S. households who are eligible do not receive Section 8 assistance. More likely, the household is placed on a very long Godot-like "wait list."  And the household waits. And waits. And waits. The average wait time on such a list is years. Not months. Years.

Clean Power for All Policy Innovation Center Launches 4.7.2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 's Clean Power Plan (CPP) provides the first ever national protections against carbon pollution from existing power plants. The CPP presents a historic opportunity for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in affordable housing and low-income communities.