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31 housing organizations tell administration and Congress to immediately return to negotiations

In an Aug. 21 letter, a broad group of 31 housing groups urged congressional leaders and the administration to return to negotiations on a stimulus package to protect renters, property owners and the stability of the nation’s rental housing stock. “We implore you to immediately return to the negotiating table and reach agreement on rental assistance and broader relief legislation that keeps people in their homes,” the letter stated.

NHC condemns elimination of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule

“Reasonable people can disagree on the technical elements of any regulation, but nothing about this action is reasonable. It guts the purpose of this important civil rights legislation,” said NHC President and CEO David M. Dworkin. “Eliminating the AFFH regulation is an invitation to do nothing to address the impact local policies and practices can have on increasing racial inequality,” Dworkin said.

NHC applauds the Moving Forward Act  

The National Housing Conference (NHC) strongly supports passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which House Democratic leadership outlined in text released this week. The bill provides important measures that will facilitate the production of affordable housing across the country, including $100 billion in new funding for affordable housing, a new tax credit for investment in lower cost homes, and an increase in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocation by more than 60%.

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