Issues and Challenges
- The stock of affordable housing, particularly federally assisted housing, is declining, and state and local governments lack funds to build new housing.
- Affordable housing is further at risk because some residents and local governments do not want it in their neighborhoods.
- Foreclosures disproportionately affect minority communities and lower income people, including renters.
- People with criminal records are frequently denied rental housing or evicted.
- Survivors of violence who are renters are vulnerable to illegal practices--admission denial, eviction, discrimination.
- Partner with low-income tenants, tenant associations, community organizations, and public entities to preserve affordable housing and promote fair housing.
- Challenge the loss of federal housing.
- Promote policies to protect low-income tenants from displacement, housing conversion, and unfair treatment.
- Challenge municipal policies that oppose affordable housing or reduce available affordable housing.
- Improve policies to protect renters and homeowners from foreclosure.
- Enhance policies and laws to protect the housing rights of people with criminal records.
- Protect the housing rights of survivors of violence.