National Low Income Housing Coalition

Contact Information

Location: 1000 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 662-1530

Donation Inquiries

Donors, and those with questions about donations or contributions to NLIHC, should contact Catherine Reeves, Development Coordinator, at 202-662-1530 x234 or

Membership Inquiries

Those interested in becoming members, or current members with questions regarding their membership, should contact their Housing Advocacy Organizer. Each state's Housing Advocacy Organizer can be found here.

Press Inquiries

Members of the media on a deadline, and those seeking permission to reprint from NLIHC publications, should contact Renee Willis, Vice President for Field and Communications, at 202.662.1530 x247 or If you would like to receive NLIHC Press Releases, please fill out the form here:

General Inquiries

All other inquiries can be addressed to

Contact your Housing Advocacy Organizer:

NLIHC has a Field Team with different Housing Advocacy Organizers assigned to specific states. The Housing Advocacy Organizers are our members' direct points of contact for answers to federal policy or membership questions. Members also hear from us when there is a federal housing issue that needs attention.

  • Name: Brooke Schipporeit
  • Email:
  • Phone: 202.662.1530 x233
  • States: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

  • Name: Joseph Lindstrom
  • Email:
  • Phone: 202.662.1530 x222
  • States: California, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

  • Name: Kyle Arbuckle
  • Email:
  • Phone: 202.662.1530 x227
  • States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C.

  • Name: Tori Bourret
  • Email:
  • Phone: 202.662.1530 x244
  • States: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition. (2021). NLIHC Field Team.

Who are they?

National Low Income Housing Coalition

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. Our Policy Team educates lawmakers about housing need 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 of low income housing issues. And our Administration Team works to ensure NLIHC remains a sustainable, high-capacity organization.


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 of low income housing issues.

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition. (2021a). About Us.

Advocacy Documents

The 2021 NLIHC Advocates' Guide

Every year, the National Low Income Housing Coalition publishes the Advocates' Guide to Housing and Community Development Policy to educate advocates of all kinds about the programs and policies that make housing affordable to low-income people across America.

Whether you are a student in an urban planning program, a new employee at a housing agency or community development corporation, or a seasoned affordable housing advocate looking for a refresher on key programs, this section will give you the overview of housing programs and advocacy tools you need to be a leader in the affordable housing movement and to advocate effectively for socially just housing policy for low-income Americans.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Advocacy Resources

Chapter 3: National Housing Trust Fund

Chapter 4: Rental Housing Programs for the Lowest Income Households

Chapter 5: Affordable Housing Programs

Chapter 6: Special Housing Issues

Chapter 7: Housing Tools

Chapter 8: Community Development Resources

Chapter 9: Income Programs and Laws

Chapter 10: Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness

Chapter 11: About NLIHC

Chapter 12: Appendix

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition. (2021c). The 2021 NLIHC Advocates' Guide.

Projects & Campaigns

  • National Housing Trust Fund
  • State Partner Project
  • Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding
  • Opportunity Starts at Home
  • Disaster Housing Recovery
  • Week of Action: Our Homes, Our Voices
  • Civic Engagement: Our Homes, Our Votes

Out of Reach 2021: Nevada

Out of Reach documents the significant gap between renters' wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States. The report's central statistic, the Housing Wage, is an estimate of the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest rental home at HUD's fair market rent (FMR) without spending more than 30% of his or her income on housing costs, the accepted standard of affordability. The FMR is an estimate of what a family moving today can expect to pay for a modestly priced rental home in a given area.