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Public Charge Regulation Finalized

Advocates hail Biden Regulation as Major Win for Immigrant Families, Urge Congress to Act (September 9, 2022) A new “public charge” regulation finalized yesterday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adds critical protections to secure immigrant families’ access to the health and social services safety net, including housing. While the final regulation largely restores and improves upon the public charge policy in place for 20 years prior to the Trump administration, it also makes improvements sought by the National Housing Law Project and the hundreds of other organizations coordinated by the Protecting Immigrant Families coalition (PIF). Read the full news release from the PIF Coalition and National Housing Law Project. Read More »

Housing Justice Network Conference

Registration open for the HJN Conference! OCTOBER 29-31, 2022 Washington D.C. Register now After two years of virtual meetings and trainings, we are looking forward to being able to gather in person for the 2022 HJN Conference! The conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues and build our collective capacity to advance housing justice for low-income families across the country. Join the National Housing Law Project in Washington, D.C. October 29 – 31, 2022 for a not-to-be-missed Housing Justice Network National Conference and Training. Come to learn, reflect, and grow professionally as network members from across the country share successful client strategies, study emerging issues, identify policy priorities, and... Read More »

Evictions Surveys: What’s Happening on the Ground

JULY 2022:  RISING EVICTIONS IN HUD-ASSISTED HOUSING:  SURVEY OF LEGAL AID ATTORNEYS In Spring 2022, the National Housing Law Project surveyed 148 legal aid and civil rights attorneys in 39 states, DC, and Puerto Rico, to assess how tenants are faring in HUD-assisted housing, specifically HUD’s public housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) programs at this point in the pandemic. Top findings include: HUD evictions are returning to pre-pandemic levels or higher; Many public housing authorities (PHAs) ignored strategies for reducing rent that would have helped families; Tenants with housing vouchers fared worse than tenants in public housing; Many HUD-assisted tenants did not benefit from emergency rental assistance; Public housing authorities and voucher landlords continue... Read More »

Enforcing the CARES Act 30-Day Eviction Notice Requirement

Memorandum discussing continuing applicability of 30-day notice requirement for certain evictions in properties participating in federal housing programs or with federally-backed financing. Updates users on changes caselaw and regulatory developments and on statutory changes to covered housing programs in the 2022 VAWA reauthorization. Link: https://www.nhlp.org/wp-content/uploads/Enforcing-CARES-Act-30-Notice.pdf... Read More »

CARES Act

Enforcing the CARES Act 30-Day Eviction Notice Requirement | NHLP Memorandum discussing continuing applicability of 30-day notice requirement for certain evictions in properties participating in federal housing programs or with federally-backed financing. Updates users on changes caselaw and regulatory developments and on statutory changes to covered housing programs in the 2022 VAWA reauthorization. Webinar – End of the CARES Act Moratorium: mini-moratoriums, 30 day notice and eviction legal strategy in the pandemic National Housing Law Project hosted the webinar “End of the CARES Act Moratorium: mini-moratoriums, 30 day notice and eviction legal strategy in the pandemic.” Webinar materials are provided at the link above. (July 23, 2020) CARES Act Eviction Moratorium Summary The federal stimulus package in... Read More »

LIHTC Preservation and Compliance

Compliance Although LIHTC properties must commit to at least 30 years of affordability, they are only subject to a 15-year “compliance period.” This is the period of time where the tax credits that have been given to developers can be taken away or “re-captured” if the property fails to comply with LIHTC regulations. A re-capture is only used in extreme cases. During the following 15 years (or more) the property is still required to maintain affordability and comply with LIHTC rules and regulations. However, without the ability to take back the credits, the state allocating agencies do not have much of an enforcement arm in which to ensure compliance. The IRS has not issued guidance regarding this issue. However, state... Read More »

UPDATE: Opportunities at NHLP

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Housing Justice Network Awards

David B. Bryson Memorial Award David B. Bryson worked for NHLP for nearly 25 years, and over the course of his career, dedicated his exceptional talents to improving the housing conditions of extremely low-income people. He brought major housing impact cases and assisted others in bringing such cases. He wrote extensively, provided thorough and thoughtful advice, and fought for legislation to preserve and expand the rights of federally assisted residents. His career was full of extraordinary accomplishments and service to co-workers, colleagues, and allies. The Bryson Award honors an individual who carries out the principles exemplified by David Bryson and carries on his legacy of stalwart and selfless pursuit of housing justice. The recipient of the Bryson Memorial Award... Read More »

UPDATE: NHLP Litigation

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Opportunities at NHLP

Staff Attorney – Federally Assisted Housing Preservation Job Posting The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) seeks a Staff Attorney to help support the organization’s federally assisted housing preservation work at the national level and throughout the country.  Currently, NHLP is actively involved in policy advocacy, litigation, and technical assistance around a range of federal housing programs, civil rights and fair housing matters, and eviction prevention. Federally assisted housing preservation is a central part of NHLP’s expertise and advocacy and a key need among our 2,000 legal aid attorneys who are a part of the Housing Justice Network. This is a dynamic position that will allow the attorney to work with advocates throughout the country and with a tremendous team at... Read More »