NLIHC: The Need for Emergency Rental Assistance During the COVID-19 and Economic Crisis

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released research notes, “The Need for Emergency Rental Assistance During the COVID-19 and Economic Crisis,” that concludes that Congress must invest up to $100 billion to keep the lowest-income households stably housed over the next year during and in the immediate wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report calls for the expansion of the National Housing Trust Fund, increased public housing funding, a permanent emergency housing-assistance fund for families facing temporary financial hardships and fully funding the Housing Choice Voucher Program to cover all eligible renters.