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Bold Housing Solutions: Opportunities To Expand the National Housing Trust Fund

  • SVC-201, Capitol Visitor Center (map)

On behalf of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), you are invited to attend a congressional briefing on "Bold Housing Solutions: Opportunities To Expand the National Housing Trust Fund" on Monday, October 29 from 11:00am to 12:00pm in the Congressional Visitor Center Room SVC 201.

The national Housing Trust Fund is the first new housing resource since 1974, and it is exclusively targeted to building, rehabilitating, preserving, and operating rental housing for extremely low income people. In 2019, Congress will have several legislative opportunities to expand the national Housing Trust fund, including legislation impacting the Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs), infrastructure proposals, and new bills like Senator Warren’s (D-MA) American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2018.

During the briefing, speakers will discuss the findings from NLIHC’s new report, Getting Started, and share how initial Housing Trust Fund investments have impacted local communities. Speakers will also share how legislative opportunities to expand the Housing Trust Fund would help address the underlying cause of the affordable housing crisis – the severe shortage of rental homes affordable to people with the lowest incomes. State-specific information will be provided at the briefing.

Our speakers include:

Ed Gramlich, Senior Advisor, National Low Income Housing Coalition

Mary Tingerthal, Commissioner, Minnesota Housing

Shauna Sorrells, Chief Operating Officer, Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County

Discussion moderated by Sarah Mickelson, Senior Policy Director, National Low Income Housing Coalition