National Low Income Housing Coalition
National Housing Trust Fund
Housing the Lowest Income People
An Analysis of National Housing Trust Fund Draft Allocation Plans
Housing the Lowest Income People is a summary of key features identified in the 51 draft national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Allocation Plans that states and the District of Columbia are required to submit to HUD. Click here to download the report (PDF)
The national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is the first new housing resource since 1974 targeted to building, rehabilitating, preserving, and operating rental housing for extremely low income people.
NLIHC, its members, and other stakeholders played a critical role in the creation of the national Housing Trust Fund through the passage of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.
In 2016, the first $174 million in HTF dollars were allocated to states. In 2017, $219 million is available. These initial allocations are important steps, but far more resources are needed.
NLIHC leads the Housing Trust Fund Implementation and Policy Group, a coalition of national advocates committed to protecting and expanding this new resource. NLIHC works with stakeholders to build Congressional support to increase funding for the HTF through tax reform, housing finance reform, investments in infrastructure, and other legislative opportunities.
Recent HTF Information
- Stay Connected: Get the latest information on NHTF Implementation delivered straight to your inbox. Click here to sign up for updates!
HTF State Allocation Plan Information Learn how your state is implementing the HTF and creating an Allocation Plan.
HTF Information from NLIHC Articles, webinar slides, and video presentations that explain aspects of the HTF and its regulations.
HTF Information from HUD Housing Trust Fund information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
NLIHC Resources for Developing ELI Housing Resources from NLIHC oriented to housing developers, but also important for advocates to know about.
Memo to Members HTF Articles Listing of HTF-related articles from Memo to Members & Partners
United for Homes Learn about the United for Homes campaign to fund the NHTF through housing tax reform.
Future of Housing Finance NLIHC advocates for funding for low income housing to be included in any future housing finance system.
Support socially just housing policy.
Become a Member
Learn about the benefits of NLIHC membership.