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National Low Income Housing Coalition

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) was formed in 1978 from the Ad Hoc Low Income Housing Coalition. This predecessor of the NLIHC had been organized in response to the Richard Nixon administration placing a moratorium on federal programs to provide affordable housing. Many years later, in 1996, the NLIHC merged with the Low Income Housing Information Service (LIHIS), which had been established in 1975 in order to provide support for federal and state housing policy development. The modern NLIHC is involved in research, public education and organizing, and advocacy for the greater availability of affordable housing through partnerships between the government and private entities.

Cushing Dolbeare was responsible for the early organizing efforts that led to formation of the Ad Hoc committee and the ...

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