Policy Advocacy and Analysis

Civil Rights and Housing Groups Call on HUD to End Evictions in Its Own Properties

49 civil rights, affordable housing, and tenants’ rights organizations, including 25 national groups, called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to act immediately to end evictions in HUD housing and to do more to stop the national eviction crisis.

Emergency Housing Vouchers – FAQ and Advocacy Tips

NHLP FAQ and Advocacy Tip Sheet for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs). You can find out whether your local public housing authority was awarded EHVs on HUD’s website here, under “List of Awardees.” More than 600 PHAs were awarded a total of 70,000 vouchers.

Model State Legislation: Safe at Home Act

Model legislative text implementing many of the policies described in Safe at Home: Non-Monetary Relief for Tenants During the COVID Emergency (July 27, 2020)

Emergency Rental Assistance Recommendations

This NHLP resource highlights principles for emergency rental assistance administration at the federal, state, and local levels.  It also contains federal policy recommendations to address short and longer term emergency rental assistance needs under the Emergency Solutions Grants program, emergency vouchers, and the HOME Investment Partnerships program.  (June 9, 2020)

Safe at Home:  Non-Monetary Relief for Tenants During the COVID Emergency

This NHLP document outlines a number of strategies besides rent relief to help tenants remain housed and to preserve stability during this time of economic uncertainty and health risk. (June 2, 2020)