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For Immediate Release

National Housing Conference statement on HUD’s undocumented immigrant policy


Antoinette Sykes

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Housing Conference (NHC) strongly opposes recent moves by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to issue a proposed rule that would divert limited public housing resources towards evicting undocumented family members from public housing.

“HUD is in the housing business, not the un-housing business. It’s a tremendous distraction of resources when HUD is struggling to maintain its current stock of public housing and already understaffed and underfunded,” said David M. Dworkin, president and CEO of NHC. “The way to create more affordable housing is to build more affordable housing,” said Dworkin, “not create more homeless people.”

The National Housing Conference has been defending our American Home since 1931. #OurAmericanHome @natlhousingconf

About NHC: The National Housing Conference has been defending the American Home since 1931. We believe everyone in America should have equal opportunity to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. NHC convenes and collaborates with our diverse membership and the broader housing and community development sectors to advance our policy, research and communications initiatives to effect positive change at the federal, state and local levels. Politically diverse and nonpartisan, NHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


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