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Congress will have several legislative opportunities in 2019 to expand the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF.)
The HTF is the first new resource in a generation exclusively targeted to building and preserving rental homes for extremely low-income people. Housing finance reform legislation, infrastructure investment proposals, and new bills like Senator Warren’s (D-MA) “American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2018” could all provide outstanding opportunities to expand this important affordable housing resource.
Ed Gramlich, senior advisor, NLIHC. The discussion will be moderated by Sarah Mickelson, senior policy director, NLIHC.
The speakers will discuss the findings from NLIHC’s new report, Getting Started: First Homes Being Built with 2016 National Housing Trust Fund Awards and share how initial HTF investments are improving local communities. Speakers will also share how legislative opportunities to expand the HTF would help address the underlying cause of the affordable housing crisis – the severe shortage of rental homes affordable to people with the lowest incomes.