We educate lawmakers and the public about the need for affordable homes.
We mobilize members and supporters across the country to advocate for good housing policy.
Shape Public Opinion
We shape public opinion about low-income housing issues.
Founded in 1974 by Cushing N. Dolbeare, NLIHC educates, organizes, and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing for everyone.
Our goals are to preserve existing federally assisted homes and housing resources, expand the supply of low-income housing, and establish housing stability as the primary purpose of federal low-income housing policy.
NLIHC’s staff teams work together to achieve our advocacy goals. Our research team studies trends and analyzes data to create a picture of the need for low-income housing across the country. The policy team educates lawmakers about housing needs and analyzes and shapes public policy. Our field team mobilizes members and supporters across the country to advocate for good housing policy. Our communications team shapes public opinion about low-income housing issues, and our administration team works to ensure that NLIHC remains a sustainable, high-capacity organization.
NLIHC Earns Charity Navigator’s 2nd Consecutive
4-Star (Highest) Rating for Financial Health, Commitment to Accountability and Transparency
“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets NLIHC apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.” - Charity Navigator