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   The                Weekly                      Newsletter                              of            the               National                          Low                 Income       Housing          Coalition
  ...........................................................................................................................................................................     Volume 7, Issue No. 18 • May 3, 2002

 NLIHC-NCH Conference Wrap-Up                                                                                                                                                          POINT OF VIEW
 NLIHC Celebrates Dolbeare!                                                                                                                                                           by Sheila Crowley, President



                                                                                                                                                                                 I
                                                                                                                                                                                      n the wake of the recent Rucker deci-
 NLIHC Founder and Chair Emeritus Cushing N. Dolbeare was the honoree at                                                                                                             sion by the U.S. Supreme Court that
 NLIHC's annual Housing Leadership Award event on April 30. More than 400                                                                                                            upheld the statute allowing public
 people came out to recognize Cush-ing on the occasion of her 50th anniversary                                                                                                   housing agencies to evict whole house-
 as a low income housing advocate. Senator Paul Sar-banes, former HUD Secre-                                                                                                     holds if one family member is involved
 tary Carla Hills, Assistant HUD Secretary John Weicher, Wade Hender-son of the                                                                                                  with drugs and related criminal activity,
 Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and Charles Kamasaki of the National                                                                                                     HUD Secretary Mel Martinez sent a letter
 Council of La Raza all shared their experiences with and paid tribute to Cushing.                                                                                               to all PHA directors urging them to use
                                                                                                                                                                                 this authority sparingly. His letter empha-
 Andy Mott of the Center for Community Change, who was the first chair of the                                                                                                    sized that use of the statute was entirely
 NLIHC Board of Directors, recalled the early days of the Ad Hoc Low Income                                                                                                      discretionary, but he hoped that PHA di-
 Housing Coalition, when it operated out of Cushing's garage. Niles, Cushing and                                                                                                 rectors would be “guided by compassion
 Louis's son, gave a heartwarming and humorous re-port about growing up in a                                                                                                     and common sense” and that “eviction
 family of advocates. Sheila Crowley read a letter of congratulations from retired                                                                                               should be the last option explored.”
 Senator Edward W. Brooke, whose health prevented him from attending, and she
 de-scribed the Heinz Award event she attended with Cushing's family at which                                                                                                    Mr. Martinez cautioned against rigid use
 Cushing received the Heinz Award for the Human Condition. The program also                                                                                                      of the provision as that “could generate
 included a viewing of the video about Cushing produced by the Heinz Family                                                                                                      more harm than good.” The conventional
 Foundation.                                                                                                                                                                     wisdom is that the overwhelmingly nega-
                                                                                                                                                                                 tive editorial reaction to the Rucker deci-
 Cushing was eloquent and humble in her remarks, giving credit to all the people                                                                                                 sion sent HUD officials the message that
 she has worked with and thanking her family for their support. She said that                                                                                                    they should not be so gleeful about their
                                                                                                                                                                                 victory in the Rucker case.
                                                                                                                   (See Conference on p. 3)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Apparently, the PHA director in Rich-
 Capitol Hill                                                                                                                                                                    mond, VA, did not get his letter from the
                                                                                                                                                                                 Secretary. He sure did not get the mes-
 Senator Sarbanes Introduces Predatory Lending Bill                                                                                                                              sage of public disapproval of the Supreme
                                                                                                                                                                                 Court’s ruling. The Richmond Redevel-
 In the company of several of his Senate colleagues as well as other policymakers
                                                                                                                                                                                 opment and Housing Authority has peti-
 and advocates in the fight against predatory lending at a press conference on
                                                                                                                                                                                 tioned the Richmond Juvenile and Domes-
 May 1, Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) announced the introduction of S. 2438, the
                                                                                                                                                                                 tic Relations Court to require the Rich-
 Predatory Lending Consumer Protection Act of 2002. The bill would tighten the
                                                                                                                                                                                 mond Police Department to disclose
 definition of “high cost” mortgages and would give people borrowing under
                                                                                                                                                                                 records on juveniles to the PHA. In the
 such conditions additional protections. The additional protections would in-
                                                                                                                                                                                 petition, RRHA states that federal law re-
 clude restrictions on financing of points or fees to discourage flipping; prohibit-
                                                                                                                                                                                 quires them to prohibit drug or other crimi-
 ing balloon payments and limiting prepayment penalties; limit single family credit
 insurance; limiting mandatory arbitration; and increasing statutory limits in indi-                                                                                                           (See Point of View on p. 8)
 vidual civil actions and class actions, among others. At introduction, the bill had
 14 Democratic cosponsors and the support of several national organizations,
 including the National League of Cities and the AARP.

  The introduction of S. 2438 coincided with the release of a study of subprime
  refinancing by the Center for Community Change. Allen Fishbein, with CCC’s                                                                                         NATIONAL LOW INCOME
                                                                                                (See Capitol Hill on p. 7)                                           HOUSING COALITION / LIHIS
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        page 2 of 12                                                                                                                                     10 Years After Civil Unrest, LA                           Dolbeare’s On the Cover
                                                                                                                                                         Housing Crisis Has Worsened                              An interview with NLIHC Founder and Chair Emeritus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cushing Dolbeare is the cover story in the March-
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                                                                                                                                                         Ten years after the civil unrest in Los Angeles, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  April issue of Shelterforce magazine, published by the
                                                                                                                                                         availability of affordable housing is the condition that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Housing Institute. The issue also includes an
                                                                                                                                                         has worsened the most since 1992, according to re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  article by Jan. Breidenbach, First Vice President of the
                                                                                                                                                         spondents of a survey designed to assess how com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NLIHC Board and the Executive Director of the South-
                                                                                                                                                         munity leaders view the changes in Los Angeles in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ern California Association of Non-Profit Housing, de-
                                                                                                                                                         past decade.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  scribing the successful campaign for a $100 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  housing trust fund in Los Angeles. The issue is avail-
                                                                                                                                                         Ninety-three percent of the thirty community leaders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  able online at www.nhi.org/online/issues/sf122.html.
                                                                                                                                                         surveyed said the affordable housing situation has
                                                                                                                                                         worsened, three percent said it has remained the same,
                                                                                                                                                         and zero said it has improved in the past decade.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Priorities Database
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The non-profit National Priorities Project has launched
                                                                                                                                                         The survey, conducted by the Liberty Hill Foundation the NPP Database, a free online resource that serves
                                                                                                                                                         earlier this month, indicates that the biggest improve- up state-level data on socio-economic needs and fed-
                                                                                                                                                         ments have been in the development of grassroots eral spending. Users can create customized tables,
                                                                                                                                                         community leadership, the strength of existing com- graphs, and reports that incorporate data such as
                                                                                                                                                         munity organizations and youth leadership and activ- NLIHC’s Out of Reach. Housing is among the first
                                                                                                                                                         ism. Well over three-quarters of respondents (80%) topics covered. The Project will continue to expand the data-
                                                                                                                                                         indicated that grassroots community leadership had base. Visit it at http://database.nationalpriorities.org/.
                                                                                                                                                         improved since 1992.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Discrimination in Lending
                                                                                                                                                         Respondents also indicated that enforcement of labor
                                                                                                                                                         laws and political enfranchisement in immigrant com-      A study undertaken for HUD by the Urban Institute
                                                                                                                                                         munities have improved in the last decade, while low      relied on paired testing in Los Angeles and Chicago to
                                                                                                                                                         wage poverty and the quality of public education have     detect any discrimination on the part of mortgage lend-
                                                                                                                                                         worsened. Two-thirds of respondents (66%) indicated       ers, real estate sales agents, and others who deal with
                                                                                                                                                         that the need for police reform remained the same.        first-time home buyers who need mortgages. African-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   American and Hispanic home buyers in both cities
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                                                                                                                                                         “What’s different today compared to 1992? There’s         “face a significant risk of unequal treatment when they
                                                                                                                                                         hope,” said Torie Osborn, executive director of the       visit mainstream mortgage lending institutions to make
                                                                                                                                                         Liberty Hill Foundation. “While many needed reforms       pre-application inquiries,” the researchers reported.
                                                                                                                                                         have not been made or have not progressed as quickly      The report, “All Other Things Being Equal: A Paired
                                                                                                                                                         as Angelenos might have wished, these results sug-        Testing Study of Mortgage Lending Institutions,” is
                                                                                                                                                         gest that grassroots leaders and the organizations they   at www.huduser.org/publications/hsgfin/aotbe.html.
                                                                                                                                                         run have strengthened this city’s prospects for the
                                                                                                                                                         future. These community leaders, the people working
                                                                                                                                                         in the trenches every day, overwhelmingly said that       Advocates’ Guide Now Available
                                                                                                                                                         grassroots organizing would be important in continu-
                                                                                                                                                         ing to improve the conditions that led to the unrest a    NLIHC has published the 2002 edition of its compre-
                                                                                                                                                         decade ago.”                                              hensive Advocates’ Guide to Housing and Commu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   nity Development Policy. A briefing book for advo-
   TO                                                                                                                                                    Osborn pointed out that in the last decade, grassroots    cates seeking to influence the federal government, the
                                                                                                                                                         leadership has led to the establishment of the Housing    Guide outlines the Coalition’s agenda, the National
                                                                                                                                                         Trust in January of 2002, the passage of the living       Housing Trust Fund Campaign, and 42 other programs
                                                                                                                                                         wage in April of 1997, and many other creative strate-    and issues such as Thrifty Production Vouchers, HOPE
                                                                                                                                                         gies for protecting the rights of L.A.’s hundreds of      VI, and the Consolidated Plan. It includes a directory
                                                                                                                                                         thousands of poverty-wage workers.                        of organizations, a glossary, and a list of abbreviations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and acronyms. The 135-page Guide is available for $25
                                                                                                                                                         For complete survey results, go to www.libertyhill.org    ($15 to NLIHC members). Send your request with a
                                                                                                                                                         and click on “Latest News” in the Media/Press sec-        check or money order to the Coalition at 1012 14th Street
                                                                                                                                                         tion.                                                     NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20005.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       America. Separate means unequal, he reminded his
                                                                                                                                                            receiving the Heinz Award was a high point in her ca-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       audience. He called the New York City school system,
                                                                                                                                                            reer, because another of the awardees was Ruth Patrick,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       which has few racially integrated schools, “the shame
                                                                                                                                                            a biologist who is 94 and still working. When asked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the nation.” Per-pupil expenditures in New York City
                                                                                                                                                            why she was still working, Dr. Patrick said to be a role
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       are less than half of those in the wealthy suburbs, he
                                                                                                                                                            model for other older people. Cushing pledged to fol-
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                                                                                                                                                            low Ruth Patrick's example.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mr. Kozol urged attendees to resist pleas for patience
                                                                                                                                                            NLIHC Board Chair Bill Faith presented Cushing with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in addressing the injustices. “Patience is a virtue only
                                                                                                                                                            a gift of a theater trip to London for Cush-ing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to those who are not in pain. Our patience is no virtue;
                                                                                                                                                            Louis, noting that she already more plaques than she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 it is a crime,” he said.
                                                                                                                                                            could count. Speakers received com-memorative plates
                                                                                                                                                            of the occasion designed by Niles Dolbeare.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 As a long-time teacher, he has focused on educational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 conditions in most of his books. But housing is critical
                                                                                                                                                            Cushing N. Dolbeare Endowment                        too, he said. “Nothing could be more important on the
                                                                                                                                                            Fund Campaign Launched                               national agenda than the National Housing Trust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fund,” Mr. Kozol said. “I support the bill wholeheart-
                                                                                                                                                            At the Housing Leadership Reception for Cushing edly. The moral pressure we bring on members of the
                                                                                                                                                            Dolbeare, NLIHC Board member and CEO of the AFL- House and Senate must be unrelenting.”
                                                                                                                                                            CIO Housing Investment Trust Steve Coyle an-
                                                                                                                                                            nounced on behalf of the NLIHC board the establish- He related a story of a woman from the South Bronx
                                                                                                                                                            ment of the Cushing N. Dol-beare Endowment Fund in who had just read an article in the New York Times
                                                                                                                                                            honor of Cushing's 50 years of tireless advocacy for suggesting that New Yorkers were able to walk past
                                                                                                                                                            low income people. The Endowment Fund will sup- people suffering on the streets because most city resi-
                                                                                                                                                            port the policy advocacy work of NLIHC in the man- dents suffered from compassion fatigue. “I don’t un-
                                                                                                                                                            ner that Cush-ing intended when she founded the coa- derstand this idea of compassion fatigue,” the woman
                                                                                                                                                            lition in 1974.                                      said. “I just can’t figure out what they did to get so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tired.”
                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Coyle then announced that the first gift towards
                                                                                                                                                            the goal of $2,500,000 has come from Cushing and Rep. Sanders Kicks Off Lobby Day
                                                                                                                                                            Louis Dolbeare, who are donating $250,000, the Heinz
                                                                                                                                                            Award that Cushing received. All members of the Representative Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the primary co-
                                                                                                                                                            NLIHC Board and Staff, as well as all members of the sponsor of National Housing Trust Fund legislation in
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                                                                                                                                                            Endowment Campaign Committee, have pledged their the House of Representatives and the keynote speaker
                                                                                                                                                            support, including $50,000 from the AFL-CIO Housing at the NLIHC-NCH lobby day kick-off breakfast, con-
                                                                                                                                                            Investment Trust and labor unions, $36,000 raised by gratulated Trust Fund supporters on the momentum
                                                                                                                                                            former NLIHC board member Janet Becker, $25,000 from they’ve created on the affordable housing issue and
                                                                                                                                                            Christine Oliver and the Chicago Dwellings Associa- urged them to insist that Congress put real money into
                                                                                                                                                            tion, and $25,000 from Senator and Mrs. Edward W. solving the affordable housing crisis.
                                                                                                                                                            Brooke. Dwight Robinson announced that Freddie
                                                                                                                                                            Mac was contributing $75,000 and Barry Zigas an- “I’ve been in many political fights over the years,” Mr.
                                                                                                                                                            nounced that the Fannie Mae Foundation will match Sanders said, “but I’ve never been involved in a fight
                                                                                                                                                            Cushing and Louis's gift of $250,000.                where there have been 2200 organizations united for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       victory.”
                                                                                                                                                            Kozol Calls for End to Segregation
      TO                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mr. Sanders said that as they lobbied, advocates would
                                                                                                                                                            Saying that apartheid is prevalent in America’s inner      likely be faced with the question of where the funding
                                                                                                                                                            cities, author Jonathan Kozol called for an end to ra-     for a National Housing Trust Fund would come from.
                                                                                                                                                            cial segregation and isolation of poor people in his       He suggested they answer by asking how Congress
                                                                                                                                                            keynote speech at the Housing Policy Conference April      had $500 billion for tax cuts for the wealthiest one per-
                                                                                                                                                            29 in Washington.                                          cent of Americans.

                                                                                                                                                            Speaking to a crowd that packed the hotel ballroom, “If Congress worried more about raising the minimum
                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Kozol denounced the belief that poor people are wage to a livable wage and less about tax cuts for
                                                                                                                                                            responsible for the conditions in which they live and                         (See Conference on p. 4)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            anything on the table for us,” Ms. Schakowsky said,
                                                                                                                                                                millionaires, this problem would be a lot less severe,”     adding that the First Things First legislation that she
                                                                                                                                                                Mr. Sanders said.                                           introduced would limit the implementation of certain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tax cuts until domestic priorities, including housing,
                                                                                                                                                                Mr. Sanders said that the creation of a National Hous-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            are met.
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                                                                                                                                                                ing Trust Fund would be a win-win situation, since
                                                                                                                                                                both affordable housing and living wage jobs would          Ms. Schakowsky called on housing advocates to or-
                                                                                                                                                                be created.                                                 ganize and use dramatic tactics as necessary to raise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the issue of affordable housing. “We have to think big
                                                                                                                                                                “We have momentum behind us, and the reason we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and bold and we have to act big and bold,” she said.
                                                                                                                                                                have been successful is that all of you have been do-
                                                                                                                                                                ing this the old-fashioned way,” Mr. Sanders added.         Representative Connie Morella of Maryland, one of
                                                                                                                                                                “That’s the way politics is done and that’s the way         eight Republicans to have cosponsored the National
                                                                                                                                                                we’ll have success.”                                        Housing Trust Fund legislation, said that it was im-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            portant to get the Trust Fund legislation passed. Ms.
                                                                                                                                                                Representatives Meet With                                   Morella also described legislation she is cosponsor-
                                                                                                                                                                Advocates On Hill                                           ing with Representative Capuano (D-MA) that would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            support demonstration projects to provide affordable
                                                                                                                                                                Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) told housing             housing opportunities for families in which the chil-
                                                                                                                                                                advocates visiting the Hill as part of the NLIHC-NCH        dren are being raised by their grandparents or other
                                                                                                                                                                annual lobby day of a three-pronged message he said         relatives.
                                                                                                                                                                advocates need to convey to Congress: first, that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Representative John LaFalce (D-NY), ranking member
                                                                                                                                                                booming economy of the 1990s actually exacerbated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of the House Financial Services Committee, also met
                                                                                                                                                                the housing crisis; second, that the crisis cannot be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with members of the two Coalitions. He echoed the
                                                                                                                                                                solved without public money; and third, that if there is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            need for a progressive tax system that would provide
                                                                                                                                                                money, affordable housing can be done well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            enough resources to “shelter the homeless and feed
                                                                                                                                                                “If you’re too poor to afford a boat, a rising tide goes    the hungry.” He also said that he wanted low income
                                                                                                                                                                right up your nose,” Mr. Frank said, explaining that the    housing developed in the context of community revi-
                                                                                                                                                                economic boom that sent housing prices and rents            talization and racial and economic integration, with in-
                                                                                                                                                                skyrocketing further hurt low income people who had         centives for developers who combine subsidized and
                                                                                                                                                                not been helped by the growing economy. He said             unsubsidized units.
                                                                                                                                                                that the private market could not address these prob-
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                                                                                                                                                                lems alone, and that affordable housing has improved        CHAPA Recognized
                                                                                                                                                                tremendously since the time notorious public housing
                                                                                                                                                                high rises like Cabrini Green and Pruitt-Igoe were built.   The 2002 Award for Outstanding Housing Advocacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            by a state organization was presented to Citizens’
                                                                                                                                                                Mr. Frank, the ranking Democrat on the Housing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Housing and Planning Association of Massachusetts
                                                                                                                                                                Community Opportunity subcommittee, said the Na-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            at the NLIHC annual meeting on April 29. NLIHC Board
                                                                                                                                                                tional Housing Trust Fund is a key component of solv-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            member Barbara Sard of Massachusetts gave the award
                                                                                                                                                                ing the nation’s affordable housing crisis, since it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            citing the long list of CHAPA’s achievements includ-
                                                                                                                                                                important to have a long-term funding commitment if
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ing the founding of the New England Housing Net-
                                                                                                                                                                housing is to be built. The biggest single obstacle to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            work. CHAPA Executive Director Aaron Gornstein
                                                                                                                                                                solving the affordable housing crisis is last year’s tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            along with several CHAPA board members were present
                                                                                                                                                                cut, Mr. Frank added.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and accepted the award.
                                                                                                                                                                Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) also said that
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                                                                                                                                                                repealing the tax cuts and changing Congressional           NLIHC Thanks Donors
                                                                                                                                                                priorities is crucial to solving the nation’s problems,
                                                                                                                                                                including the housing crisis. She recounted stories         NLIHC wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the
                                                                                                                                                                from her work on the Government Efficiency, Financial       companies and individuals who contributed to the 2002
                                                                                                                                                                Management and Intergovernmental Relations sub-             Policy Conference and Leadership Reception:
                                                                                                                                                                committee, which recently held hearings at which the        Host
                                                                                                                                                                Inspector General for the Department of Defense testi-      Butler Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                fied that the Defense Department cannot track $1.2          Fannie Mae Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                trillion in expenses in recent years.                       Melville Charitable Trust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (See Donors on p. 5)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Multi-Housing Council
                                                                                                                                                                             Surdna Foundation                                    Nehemiah Corporation of California
                                                                                                                                                                             Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation                  Newman & Associates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nixon Peabody, LLP
                                                                                                                                                                             Sustainer                                            Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
                                                                                                                                                                             Bank of America                                      Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
                                                                                                                                                                             The Enterprise Foundation                            Quadel Consulting
                                                                                                                                                                             Freddie Mac                                          Related Capital Company
                                                                                                                                                                             National Housing Trust                               Reno & Cavanaugh
                                                                                                                                                                             Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation                Kathryn M. Rock and Rick Samson
                                                                                                                                                                             Mercy Housing                                        Jaimie A. Ross
                                                                                                                                                                             Housing Assistance Council                           Patricia Rouse
                                                                                                                                                                             Wachovia                                             Shorebank Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Technical Assistance Collaborative
                                                                                                                                                                             Sponsor                                              Telesis Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                             AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust                     United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
                                                                                                                                                                             Janet Becker                                         United States Conference of Mayors
                                                                                                                                                                             Chicago Dwellings Association                        Virginia Housing Development Authority
                                                                                                                                                                             Fannie Mae - Housing Impact Division                 Volunteers of America
                                                                                                                                                                             Local Initiatives Support Corporation                Darren Walker
                                                                                                                                                                             National Association of Realtors                     Barry Zigas
                                                                                                                                                                             National Association of Home Builders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supporter
                                                                                                                                                                             Benefactor                                             Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning
                                                                                                                                                                             Helen Dunlap                                           Mr. and Mrs. James Baker
                                                                                                                                                                             William C. Kelly, Jr./Latham & Watkins                 Beyond Shelter
                                                                                                                                                                             National Cooperative Bank                              Jan Breidenbach and Dan Stormer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Carla Campbell
                                                                                                                                                                             Patron                                                 Center for Community Change
                                                                                                                                                                             American Friends Service Committee                     Century Housing Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                             Berkshire Mortgage Finance                             CHAC, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                             Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio          Community Preservation Corporation
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                                                                                                                                                                             The Community Builders                                 Cornerstone Advisors, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                             The Compass Group, LLC                                 Cresa Partners
                                                                                                                                                                             Corporation for Supportive Housing                     Ruth Crystal and David Cramer
                                                                                                                                                                             Council of Federal Home Loan Banks                     Mary Dolbeare
                                                                                                                                                                             Sheila Crowley and Kent Willis                         Carol and Conrad Egan
                                                                                                                                                                             Edgewood Management Corporation                        Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
                                                                                                                                                                             Emerald Fund                                           Hawkins, Delafield, & Wood
                                                                                                                                                                             Federal Home Loan Bank of New York                     McAuley Institute
                                                                                                                                                                             Hills and Company                                      National Alliance to End Homelessness
                                                                                                                                                                             Housing Preservation Project, Preservation Law Project National Association of Housing and Redevelopment
                                                                                                                                                                             International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Crafts        Officials
                                                                                                                                                                             International Union-United Auto Workers                National Coalition for the Homeless
                                                                                                                                                                             Intrust, USA                                           National Housing Law Project
          TO                                                                                                                                                                 J.P. Morgan Chase                                      National Leased Housing Association
                                                                                                                                                                             Low Income Housing Fund                                People's Self-Help Housing
                                                                                                                                                                             Eugene A. Ludwig                                       Pepper Hamilton, LLP
                                                                                                                                                                             David O. Maxwell                                       Anita M. Rechler
                                                                                                                                                                             Mortgage Bankers Association of America                Florence W. Roisman
                                                                                                                                                                             National Affordable Housing Management Association Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing
                                                                                                                                                                             National Council of La Raza                            Lydia Tom
                                                                                                                                                                             National Council of State Housing Agencies             Rafael I. Torres
                                                                                                                                                                             National Foundation for Affordable Housing Solutions
                                                                                                                                                                             National Housing and Rehabilitation Association

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                                                                                                                                                                400 Advocates Lobby on Trust Fund                          Forum on TANF and Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Action Agencies
                                                                                                                                                                More than 400 attendees at the NLIHC-NCH annual
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                                                                                                                                                                lobby day this week spoke to their Congressional del-      The Community Action Partnership (formerly the Na-
                                                                                                                                                                egations in support of a National Housing Trust Fund.      tional Association of Community Action Agencies) will
                                                                                                                                                                Many advocates met with members of their delegation        hold its annual Policy Forum May 13 at the Renais-
                                                                                                                                                                in person, including Senators Cantwell (D-WA),             sance Washington Hotel in Washington, DC. This
                                                                                                                                                                Jeffords (I-VT), and Thurmond (R-SC).                      year’s focus is on reauthorization of Temporary Assis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tance to Needy Families. Contact: Judy Mason,
                                                                                                                                                                If you visited members of your delegation as part of       jmason@communityactionpartnership.com or tel. 202-
                                                                                                                                                                lobby day, please make sure you have reported the          265-7546.
                                                                                                                                                                results of your visits. Send an email to harry@nlihc.org
                                                                                                                                                                that includes who from the staff you met with, whether     Teleconference on Resident
                                                                                                                                                                the Member was there, what the office’s reaction to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Participation Funding
                                                                                                                                                                the National Housing Trust Fund legislation was, and
                                                                                                                                                                whether any follow up is needed either from you or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) and
                                                                                                                                                                from NLIHC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ENPHRONT, a national organization of public hous-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing residents, are offering a 90-minute audio telecon-
                                                                                                                                                                At the National Housing Trust Fund plenary held
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ference on HUD funding for public housing resident
                                                                                                                                                                Monday evening, advocates reaffirmed much of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           participation on May 30 at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific
                                                                                                                                                                Campaign’s policy proposal. They expressed support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           time. The registration deadline is May 21. Registration
                                                                                                                                                                for allowing funds to be used on cooperative housing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           information is available at www.nhlp.org.
                                                                                                                                                                and supported adding the thrifty production vouch-
                                                                                                                                                                ers to the proposal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fair Housing Supporters to Gather
                                                                                                                                                                If you have comments on the Campaign’s proposal for
                                                                                                                                                                legislation, you can also register your comments by        Chicago’s Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open
                                                                                                                                                                using the discussion forum on the Campaign’s website.      Communities will hold its annual luncheon June 3 at
                                                                                                                                                                In addition, other plenaries will be held around the       the Chicago Hilton & Towers. Details: tel. 312-341-5678.
                                                                                                                                                                country in the coming months.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Michigan Conference
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                                                                                                                                                                HUD                                                        About 1,200 people are expected to attend the annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Michigan Conference on Affordable Housing June 10-
                                                                                                                                                                New Records System                                         12 at the Lansing Center in Lansing. More information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           is available at www.housingconference.org.
                                                                                                                                                                On April 29, under FR-4556-N-18, HUD provided no-
                                                                                                                                                                tice that it has established a new integrated system of    Financing Affordable Housing
                                                                                                                                                                records for public and Indian housing, called the Pub-
                                                                                                                                                                lic and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC). Com-      The National Association of Affordable Housing Lend-
                                                                                                                                                                ments will be accepted through May 29, 2002, at which      ers will hold its industry conference June 13 and 14 at
                                                                                                                                                                point the notice will become effective.                    the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. This year’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           theme is “the Evolution of Community Development.”
          TO                                                                                                                                                    Extension of Home Sales to Local                           Details: tel. 703-683-5561.
                                                                                                                                                                Governments

                                                                                                                                                                On April 29, HUD’s Office of Housing issued Notice
                                                                                                                                                                H02-02, extending Notice H00-07 and continuing the
                                                                                                                                                                sales of HUD single-family properties that have been
                                                                                                                                                                on the market for more than six months to local gov-
                                                                                                                                                                ernments for $1.

                                                                                                                                                                All notices are available at www.hudclips.org.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          afford housing and that there is a mismatch between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the location of jobs and the location of affordable hous-
                                                                                                                                                                Neighborhood Revitalization Project, presented the        ing. In his testimony, Michael O’Keefe, Commissioner
                                                                                                                                                                study’s findings at Wednesday’s press conference.         of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, pro-
                                                                                                                                                                The study, Risk or Race? Racial Disparities and the       vided specific examples from his state to reiterate the
                                                                                                                                                                Subprime Refinance Market, found racial disparities       importance of viewing housing and TANF together.
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                                                                                                                                                                in the subprime home refinance mortgage market. While     Mr. O’Keefe said that Minnesota has a comprehen-
                                                                                                                                                                subprime lending may provide legitimate access to a       sive strategy to use TANF funds for housing and
                                                                                                                                                                mortgage market for people who do not meet the credit     asked for greater flexibility in TANF to facilitate the
                                                                                                                                                                standards of the prime market, subprime lending may       provision of housing assistance.
                                                                                                                                                                also involve predatory practices and can lead to the
                                                                                                                                                                loss of the homes and savings of borrowers. The CCC   In contrast, Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow at
                                                                                                                                                                study revealed that the overrepresentation of African-the Heritage Foundation, urged the imposition of work
                                                                                                                                                                American and Hispanic borrowers in the subprime mar-  requirements for all housing assistance, claiming work
                                                                                                                                                                ket existed around the country and increased as in-   requirements would reduce poverty. Ms. Sard disputed
                                                                                                                                                                come increased, leading to the conclusion that the dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mr. Rector’s data and analysis and said that housing
                                                                                                                                                                parities were not based only on the risk associated   assistance programs are not part of the problem but
                                                                                                                                                                with lower income borrowers.                          part of the solution. She urged the implementation and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      funding of an earned income disregard for assisted
                                                                                                                                                                In related news, HUD recently released a study by the tenants as a better way to increase work activity.
                                                                                                                                                                Urban Institute that found discrimination at mortgage
                                                                                                                                                                lending institutions in Chicago and Los Angeles, the In related developments, the two major TANF bills in
                                                                                                                                                                two cities where testing took place for the study.    the House, H.R. 4090 and H.R. 4092, passed out of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ways and Means and Education and Workforce Com-
                                                                                                                                                                Hearing Held on the Connection                            mittees respectively on party line votes on May 2.
                                                                                                                                                                Between TANF and Housing                                  These bills would increase the work requirements for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TANF recipients and the percentage of TANF recipi-
                                                                                                                                                                Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), chair of the Housing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ents that states must show are working. In the Senate,
                                                                                                                                                                Transportation Subcommittee, held a hearing on May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          two proposals were presented on May 2. Senators
                                                                                                                                                                1 to discuss the connection between the reauthoriza-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tom Carper (D-DE), Evan Bayh (D-IN), Bob Graham
                                                                                                                                                                tion of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (D-FL), Joe Lieberman (D-CT), Hillary Clinton (D-NY),
                                                                                                                                                                and federal housing policy. In his opening statement,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jean Carnahan (D-MO), Zell Miller (D-GA), Ben Nelson
                                                                                                                                                                Senator Reed described the housing crisis in terms of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (D-NE), and Bill Nelson (D-FL) have proposed the
                                                                                                                                                                availability and affordability problems. He also said
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Work and Family Act, which would increase work re-
                                                                                                                                                                that housing is an important work support.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          quirements but provide additional childcare funding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Meanwhile, the legislation proposed by Senators John
                                                                                                                                                                Speaking as a witness, Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) fol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Breaux (D-LA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jay Rockefeller
                                                                                                                                                                lowed the same argument, explaining that the lack of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (D-WV), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Olympia Snow (R-
                                                                                                                                                                affordable housing is the main obstacle facing families
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ME) and Jim Jeffords (I-VT) would maintain the cur-
                                                                                                                                                                trying to move out of the TANF program. Senator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rent requirement of 30 hours of work per week be-
                                                                                                                                                                Corzine will be introducing comprehensive TANF re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cause of the lack of resources to support additional
                                                                                                                                                                authorization legislation with Senator Paul Wellstone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          work hours.
                                                                                                                                                                (D-MN) that will have housing components. Those
                                                                                                                                                                components include treating housing subsidies pro-
                                                                                                                                                                vided with TANF funds work supports to avoid count-       New Legislation
                                                                                                                                                                ing against the lifetime TANF time limits and improv-
                                                                                                                                                                ing coordination between public housing and welfare     On May 1, 2002, Rep. Patsy Mink (D-HI) introduced
          TO                                                                                                                                                    agencies, among others. These provisions are expected   H.R. 4623, a bill that would amend the Internal Rev-
                                                                                                                                                                to be similar to S. 2116, the bill on housing and TANF  enue Code of 1986 to direct the Treasury Department
                                                                                                                                                                introduced recently by Senator John Kerry (D-MA).       to notify certain taxpayers of the eligibility require-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ments for the earned income tax credit. The bill was
                                                                                                                                                                Barbara Sard, Housing Policy Director at the Center on referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.
                                                                                                                                                                Budget and Policy Priorities, gave the statistical sup-
                                                                                                                                                                port for the argument that housing assistance can help Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced H.R.4655, a
                                                                                                                                                                current and former welfare recipients remain off the bill to ensure that states address domestic and sexual
                                                                                                                                                                rolls and succeed in the workplace. She noted that violence in their TANF programs. The bill was referred
                                                                                                                                                                evidence shows that families leaving welfare cannot to the House Ways and Means Committee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cal records for the purpose of identifying people with
                                                                                                                                                                nal activity by all residents and guests on or near the     a history of drug use. The amendment was watered
                                                                                                                                                                PHA as a condition of their lease and that RRHA must        down considerably, but was not eliminated. Even
                                                                                                                                                                evict anyone who violates this lease provision. This        though the idea that one’s landlord could get informa-
                                                                                                                                                                federal mandate to “terminate tenancy” is the basis for     tion on one’s medical history was abhorrent to anyone
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                                                                                                                                                                their assertion that they have a legitimate claim to see    who thought about it, it was deemed a necessary vio-
                                                                                                                                                                juvenile records. Their petition is accompanied by a        lation of the basic right to privacy in the war against
                                                                                                                                                                letter from the Chief of Police that supports the RRHA      drugs. Besides, it would only affect poor people, whose
                                                                                                                                                                position and says that “RRHA has a legitimate inter-        rights are less important anyway, right?
                                                                                                                                                                est” in police records on investigations of juveniles
                                                                                                                                                                because “pursuant to federal law it must identify and       If someone wanted all juvenile records in Richmond to
                                                                                                                                                                evict residents who are either engaged in or fail to        be open for outside review, there would be a
                                                                                                                                                                refrain their guests from engaging in criminal miscon-      groundswell of protest. But because it is only public
                                                                                                                                                                duct on or near public housing premises.”                   housing residents, it will barely make a stir. Fortunately,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Legal Aid and the ACLU are intervening.
                                                                                                                                                                That RRHA is vigorously pursuing use of the Rucker
                                                                                                                                                                decision despite HUD urging it not to and that RRHA         Why is RRHA so anxious to get as much mileage out
                                                                                                                                                                is erroneously claiming that federal law makes eviction     of Rucker as it can? They have all sorts of demolition
                                                                                                                                                                mandatory in these cases are bad enough. But trying         plans for public housing in Richmond. Extensive use
                                                                                                                                                                to get permission to go on a fishing expedition through     of Rucker seems to me to be a little too convenient a
                                                                                                                                                                confidential juvenile records! Incredible. A hundred        way to reduce public housing occupancy without hav-
                                                                                                                                                                years ago, Jane Addams led the campaign to establish        ing to spend money for relocation and vouchers.
                                                                                                                                                                the first “juvenile” court in Illinois, based on the rec-
                                                                                                                                                                ognition that youth are developmentally distinctive
                                                                                                                                                                and not just younger adults. Youth who “misbehave”
                                                                                                                                                                need treatment, not prosecution, and a greater mea-
                                                                                                                                                                sure of confidentiality is required. Hence, we have the
                                                                                                                                                                widely held value that juvenile records are unavailable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NLIHC Board Elections
                                                                                                                                                                for other purposes. Using these records to identify
                                                                                                                                                                kids with drug problems in order to evict their families      Three new members were elected to the NLIHC
                                                                                                                                                                is a serious violation of the public trust.                   Board of Directors at the NLIHC Annual Meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              on April 29. Nancy Bernstine of McAuley Insti-
                                                                                                                                                                In the midst of the debate on the public housing re-          tute in Maryland, Tim Moran of Northgate Resi-
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                                                                                                                                                                form act in 1997, an amendment was introduced by              dents’ Association in Vermont, and Mary Pridmore
                                                                                                                                                                former Senator Rod Grams (R-MN) that would give               of Mercy Housing in Idaho were all elected for
                                                                                                                                                                PHAs the authority to require that applicants for pub-        their first three year terms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reelected for additional terms were Andy Mott,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Moises Loza, Lydia Tom, and Nic Retsinas. At the
                                                                                                                                                                 NLIHC Staff                                                  meeting of the Board of Directors held in con-
                                                                                                                                                                 Sheila Crowley, President, x 224                             junction with the conference and annual meeting,
                                                                                                                                                                 Nancy Ferris, Communications Director, x 230                 the following people were elected as officers for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2002-2003: Bill Faith, Chair; Jan Breidenbach, First
                                                                                                                                                                 Melissa Higuchi, Membership Associate, x 227
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vice Chair; Dushaw Hockett, Second Vice Chair;
                                                                                                                                                                 Harry Lawson, Field Organizer, x 243                         Lynne Ide, Secretary; and Moises Loza, Treasurer.
                                                                                                                                                                 Chris Monroe, Intern, x 244
          TO                                                                                                                                                     Khara Norris, Executive Assistant, x 224                     Chair Bill Faith thanked outgoing board members
                                                                                                                                                                 Lily Phillip-Quashie, Intern, x 245                          Reva Crawford and Cleo Busby for their service
                                                                                                                                                                 Irene Basloe Saraf, Legislative Director, x 242              to NLIHC and presented tokens of appreciation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              from the board.
                                                                                                                                                                 Kim Schaffer, Field Director, x 223
                                                                                                                                                                 Michelle Goodwin Thompson, Office Manager,
                                                                                                                                                                      x 234
                                                                                                                                                                 Carol Vance, Receptionist/Office Assistant, x 221
                                                                                                                                                                 Kimberly Willis, Intern, x 314


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Meek (D-FL) 3/22/01. Referred to subcommittee and
                                                                                                                                                            Affordable Housing Preservation                            hearing held.
                                                                                                                                                            H.R. 425. State matching grants to preserve federally      H.R. 3963. Repeals the limitation on the percentage of
                                                                                                                                                            assisted affordable housing. Introduced by Rep. Nadler     the operating budgets of CHDOs that can be funded
                                                                                                                                                            (D-NY) 2/6/01. Referred to subcommittee.                   under the HOME program. Introduced by Rep.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Reynolds (R-NY) 3/13/02. Referred to subcommittee.
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                                                                                                                                                            S. 1365. State and local matching grants to preserve
                                                                                                                                                            federally assisted affordable housing. Introduced by       H.R. 3974. Increasing the expertise and capacity of com-
                                                                                                                                                            Sen. Jeffords (R-VT) 8/3/01. Referred to committee.        munity-based organizations involved in economic and
                                                                                                                                                            S. 1887 and H.R.3737. Provide for renewal of project-      community development. Introduced by Rep. Tubbs-
                                                                                                                                                            based assisted housing contracts at reimbursement          Jones (D-OH) 3/14/02. Referred to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                            levels sufficient to sustain operations. Introduced by     Earned Income Tax Credit
                                                                                                                                                            Sen. Snowe (R-ME) 12/20/01; Rep. Andrews (D-NJ) 2/         H.R. 593. Inclusion of Temporary Assistance for Needy
                                                                                                                                                            13/02. S. 1887 referred to committee; H.R. 3737 referred   Families benefits in the EITC. Introduced by Rep. Mink
                                                                                                                                                            to subcommittee.                                           (D-HI) 2/13/01. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       H.R. 922. Expanded eligibility for EITC through lower
                                                                                                                                                            Affordable Housing Production                              qualifying age. Introduced by Rep. Mink (D-HI) 3/7/
                                                                                                                                                            H.R. 2349. National Affordable Housing Trust Fund.         01. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                            Introduced by Reps. Sanders (I-VT) Lee (D-CA)              H.R. 1652. Disqualification of low income individuals
                                                                                                                                                            McHugh (R-NY) 6/27/01. Referred to subcommittee.           without children from EITC eligibility. Introduced by
                                                                                                                                                            S. 652. Development of low income rental housing in        Rep. Collins (R-GA) 5/1/01. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                            rural areas. Introduced by Sen. Edwards (D-NC) 3/29/       H.R. 3574. Changes the calculation and simplifies the
                                                                                                                                                            01. Referred to committee.                                 administration of the EITC. Introduced by Rep. Coyne
                                                                                                                                                            S. 1248. National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. In-       (D-PA), 12/20/01. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                            troduced by Sen. Kerry (D-MA) 7/25/01. Referred to         H.R. 3742. Expand the EITC for individuals with no
                                                                                                                                                            committee.                                                 qualifying children. Introduced by Rep. Davis (D-IL)
                                                                                                                                                            Brownfields                                                2/13/02. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                            H.R. 2064. Brownfields redevelopment incentives. In-       S. 8. Increase the EITC and minimum wage. Introduced
                                                                                                                                                            troduced by Rep. Quinn (R-NY) 5/5/01. Referred to          by Sen. Daschle (D-SD) 1/22/01. Referred to commit-
                                                                                                                                                            subcommittee.                                              tee.
                                                                                                                                                            H.R. 2869. Revitalization grants and loans for             S. 1641. To improve efficiency of EITC application pro-
                                                                                                                                                            brownfields remediation. Introduced by Rep. Gillmor        cess. Introduced by Sen. Sessions (R-AL) 11/6/01. Re-
                                                                                                                                                            (R-OH), 9/10/2001. Passed both houses and signed by        ferred to committee.
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                                                                                                                                                            the President.                                             Empowerment and Enterprise Communities
                                                                                                                                                            H.R. 2941. The Brownfields Redevelopment Enhance-          H.R. 2637. Correction of inequities in second round of
                                                                                                                                                            ment Act. Introduced by Rep. Miller (R-CA) 9/21/01.        empowerment zones and enterprise communities. In-
                                                                                                                                                            Reported out of committee as amended.                      troduced by Rep. LoBiondo (R-NJ) 7/25/01. Referred
                                                                                                                                                            H.R. 3170. Tax incentives for brownfields cleanup.         to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                            Introduced by Rep. Andrews (D-NJ) 10/25/01. Referred       S. 1957. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to pro-
                                                                                                                                                            to committee.                                              vide designations of 20 additional renewal communi-
                                                                                                                                                            S. 350. Revitalization grants and loans for brownfields    ties. Introduced by Sen. Warner (R-VA) 2/15/02. Re-
                                                                                                                                                            remediation. Introduced by Sen. Chafee (R-RI), 2/15/       ferred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                            01. Passed Senate, referred to House subcommittees.        Faith-Based Initiatives
                                                                                                                                                            Similar to H.R. 2869, which was signed into law.           H.R. 3541. Authorizes religious organizations to par-
                                                                                                                                                            S. 1078 and S. 1079. Redevelopment of brownfields          ticipate in HUD’s Section 202 and 811, HOME, and
                                                                                                                                                            sites. Introduced by Sen. Levin (D-MI) 6/21/01. Both       CDBG programs. Introduced by Rep. Green (R-WI),
     TO                                                                                                                                                     bills referred to committee; hearings held on S. 1079.     12/19/01. Referred to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                            Co-op Loan Benefits                                        Federal Housing Enterprises Oversight
                                                                                                                                                            H.R. 1808 and S. 1203. Housing loan benefits for pur-      H.R. 1409. Comprehensive overhaul of Fannie Mae and
                                                                                                                                                            chase of residential cooperative apartment units. In-      Freddie Mac, with transfer of oversight to Federal Re-
                                                                                                                                                            troduced by Rep. Maloney (D-NY) 5/10/01 and Sen.           serve Board. Introduced by Rep. Baker (R-LA) 4/4/01.
                                                                                                                                                            Schumer (D-NY) 7/19/01. Referred to subcommittee           Subcommittee hearings held.
                                                                                                                                                            (H.R. 1808); referred to committee (S. 1203).
                                                                                                                          FHA Surplus
                        Community Development                                                                             H.R. 1481. Use of FHA surplus to prevent suspen-
                        H.R. 1191. Increase CDBG funds targeted to low-in-                                                                                      (See Bills at a Glance on p. 10)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    S. 1081. Tax credit for development of housing for low-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to-moderate income home ownership. Introduced by
                                                                                                                                                                      sion of FHA insurance programs. Introduced by Rep.            Sen. Torricelli (D-NJ) 6/21/01. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                      LaFalce (D-NY) 4/4/2001. Referred to subcommittee.            S. 1396. Income tax credit to first-time homebuyers on
                                                                                                                                                                      S. 607. Rebates of FHA mortgage insurance premiums            the purchase of a principal residence. Introduced by
                                                                                                                                                                      with FHA surplus above 3% capital ratio. Introduced           Sen. Conrad (D-ND) 9/4/01. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                      by Sen. Allard (R-CO) 3/23/01. Referred to committee.         S. 2230. Permanent authority for VA guarantee of ad-
                                                                                                                                                                      Home Ownership Initiatives                                    justable rate and hybrid adjustable rate mortgages.
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 858. Simplified down payment requirements on             Introduced by Sen. Specter (R-PA) 4/23/02. Referred
                                                                                                                                                                      FHA insurance for single-family homebuyers. Intro-            to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                      duced by Rep. LaFalce (D-NY) 3/5/01. Referred to sub-         S. 2239. Simplifies down payment requirements for FHA
                                                                                                                                                                      committee.                                                    single-family mortgage insurance. Introduced by Sen.
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 859. Reduced down payments for first-time                Sarbanes (D-MD) 4/24/02. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                      homebuyers purchasing FHA insured homes. Intro-
                                                                                                                                                                      duced by Rep. LaFalce (D-NY) 3/5/01. Referred to sub-         Housing Impact Analysis
                                                                                                                                                                      committee.                                                    H.R. 2753. Required housing impact analysis of new
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 1221. Expanded eligibility for HUD’s Officer Next        Federal agency rules having an economic impact of
                                                                                                                                                                      Door and Teacher Next Door initiatives. Introduced by         $100 million or more. Introduced by Rep. Green (R-WI)
                                                                                                                                                                      Rep. Baca (D-CA) 3/27/01. Referred to subcommittee.           8/2/01. Referred to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 1773. Tax credit of 10% (limited to $6,500) for first-
                                                                                                                                                                      time homebuyers. Introduced by Rep. English (R-PA)            Low Income Employment Opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                      5/9/01. Referred to committee.                                H.R. 2243. Improved employment access for low in-
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 2022. Allows first-time homebuyers to borrow from        come people, including with public housing authori-
                                                                                                                                                                      individual retirement accounts. Introduced by Rep.            ties. Introduced by Rep. Velazquez (D-NY) 6/19/01.
                                                                                                                                                                      LaFalce (D-NY) 5/25/01. Referred to committee.                Referred to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 2033. Promotion of low income home ownership.            S. 1173. Extended work opportunity credit to the em-
                                                                                                                                                                      Introduced by Rep. Roybal-Allard (D-CA) 5/25/01.              ployment of any adult food stamp recipient. Introduced
                                                                                                                                                                      Referred to committee.                                        by Sen. Bayh (D-IN) 6/12/01. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 2308. Retirement plan investment in homes by             Low Income Housing Tax Credit
                                                                                                                                                                      parents and grandparents of first-time homebuyers.            H.R. 951 and S. 677. Allows higher of area or state
                                                                                                                                                                      Introduced by Rep. Watkins (R-OK) 6/25/01. Referred           median income for determining income limits for hous-
                                                                                                                                                                      to committee.                                                 ing credit buildings. Introduced by Rep. Houghton
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 3191. Reduced down-payment and purchase price            (R-NY) 3/8/01; Sen. Hatch (R-UT) 4/2/01. Referred to
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                                                                                                                                                                      on homes for teachers, police officers, firefighters, and     committee.
                                                                                                                                                                      rescue personnel. Introduced by Rep. Roukema (R-              H.R. 2539. Repeals low income housing tax credit dis-
                                                                                                                                                                      NJ) 10/31/01. Referred to subcommittee.                       qualification for moderate rehabilitation projects. In-
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 3358. Provides mortgage assistance to firefighters.      troduced by Rep. Watkins (R-OK) 7/17/01. Referred to
                                                                                                                                                                      Introduced by Rep. Pascrell (D-NJ) 11/28/01. Referred         committee.
                                                                                                                                                                      to subcommittee.                                              H.R. 3324. Clarifies the eligibility of certain expenses
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 3661. Simplifies down payment requirements for           for Low Income Housing Tax Credit. Introduced by
                                                                                                                                                                      FHA mortgage insurance for single family homebuyers.          Rep. Johnson (R-CT) 11/16/01. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                      Introduced by Rep. Ney (R-OH) 1/29/02. Referred to            H.R. 3701. Provides a temporary low income housing
                                                                                                                                                                      committee.                                                    tax credit that would encourage the provision of hous-
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 3719. Increases the ceiling for home loan guaran-        ing, job training, and other services to ex-offenders.
                                                                                                                                                                      tees for veterans. Introduced by Rep. Davis (D-CA) 2/         Introduced by Rep. Davis (D-IL), 2/7/02. Referred to
                                                                                                                                                                      12/02. Referred to subcommittee.                              committee.
   TO                                                                                                                                                                 H.R. 3767. Amends the Housing Opportunity Program             H.R. 4194. Increased low-income housing credit for
                                                                                                                                                                      Extension Act of 1996 to benefit self-help housing pro-       property located immediately adjacent to qualified
                                                                                                                                                                      viders. Introduced by Rep. Velazquez (D-NY) 2/14/02.          census tracts. Introduced by Rep. Lewis (D-GA) 4/11/
                                                                                                                                                                      Referred to subcommittee.                                     02. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                      H.R. 3774. Provides a tax credit to promote low income        S. 1554. Increased low-income housing credit for prop-
                                                                                                                                                                      homeownership. Introduced by Rep. Jefferson (D-LA).           erty located immediately adjacent to qualified census
                                                                                                                                                                      Referred to committee.                                        tracts. Introduced by Sen. Cleland (D-GA) 10/16/01.
                                                                                                                                                                      ·H.R. 4446. Authorizing the Administration’s home             Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                      ownership proposals in the FY03 budget. Introduced            S. 2006. Clarifies the eligibility of certain expenses for
                                                                                                                                                                      by Rep. Rogers (R-MI) 4/16/02. Referred to committee.                                (See Bills at a Glance on p. 12)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Introduced by Sen. Campbell (R-CO) 7/20/01. Referred
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   the low income housing credit. Introduced by Sen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Omnibus Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                   Graham (D-FL) 3/12/02. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             H.R. 3995. Amends and extends laws and programs
                                                                                                                                                                                   Minimum Wage                                              relating to housing and community opportunity. In-
                                                                                                                                                                                   H.R. 222. Increase in minimum wage by $1 (to $6.15) troduced by Rep. Roukema (D-NJ) 3/19/02. Referred
                                                                                                                                                                                   over two years. Introduced by Rep. Traficant (D-OH) to subcommittee and hearings held.
                                                                                                                                                                                   1/3/01. Referred to subcommittee.                          Other Tax Issues
                                                                                                                                                                                   H.R. 665, S. 277, and S. 964. Three identical bills to H.R. 2338. Refundable tax credit on rent payments over
                                                                                                                                                                                   increase minimum wage by $1.50 (to $6.65) by January 30% of income. Introduced by Rep. Engel (D-NY) 6/
                                                                                                                                                                                   2003. Introduced by Rep. Bonior (D-MI) 2/14/01; Sen. 27/01. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Kennedy (D-MA) 3/7/01; Sen. Kennedy (D-MA) 5/25/ H.R. 2999. Limits the implementation of certain tax cuts
                                                                                                                                                                                   01. Referred to subcommittee (H.R. 665); referred to until domestic priorities, including housing, are met.
                                                                                                                                                                                   committee (S. 277); read second time and placed on Introduced by Rep. Schakowsky (D-IL) 10/2/01. Re-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Senate calendar (S. 964).                                 ferred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   H.R. 2111. Increase minimum wage by $1 by April 2002, H.R. 3100. Expansion of renewal communities in rela-
                                                                                                                                                                                   with tax cut for small businesses. Introduced by Rep. tion to Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Quinn (R-NY) 6/7/01. Referred to subcommittee.            Introduced by Rep. LaFalce (D-NY) 10/11/01. Referred
                                                                                                                                                                                   H.R. 2812. Increase minimum wage to $8.15 by January to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   2003, with annual cost-of-living adjustments. Intro- S. 1740. Expands areas designated as renewal commu-
                                                                                                                                                                                   duced by Rep. Sanders (I-VT) 8/2/01. Referred to sub- nities based on 2000 census data. Introduced by Sen.
                                                                                                                                                                                   committee.                                                Schumer (D-NY) 11/28/01. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   H.R. 3682. Establishes a living wage and jobs-for-all Predatory Lending
                                                                                                                                                                                   policy in the U.S. and in U.S. territories. Introduced by H.R. 1051. Expanded consumer protections in high-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Rep. Lee (D-CA), 2/5/02. Referred to subcommittee. cost lending. Introduced by Rep. LaFalce (D-NY) 3/
                                                                                                                                                                                   Mortgage Limits and Lending                               15/01. Referred to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   H.R. 2796. Allows credit unions to become members of      H.R. 2531. Expanded disclosure requirements in mort-
                                                                                                                                                                                   a Federal Home Loan Bank. Introduced by Rep. Ney          gage lending and increased consumer protection in
                                                                                                                                                                                   (R-OH) 8/2/01. Referred to subcommittee.                  high-cost lending. Introduced by Rep. Schakowsky
                                                                                                                                                                                   H.R. 3206 and S. 1620. Promote single-family lending by   (D-IL) 7/17/01. Referred to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   allowing Ginnie Mae to guarantee securities backed by     H.R. 3000. Allows a business tax credit for the devel-
                                                                                                                                                                                   conventional mortgages above an 85% loan-to-value         opment of housing for sale to low- and moderate-in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             come people. Introduced by Rep. Shows (D-MS) 10/2/
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                                                                                                                                                                                   ratio. Introduced by Rep. Roukema (R-NJ) 11/1/01; Sen.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Allard (R-CO) 11/1/01. H.R. 3206 referred to subcommit-   01. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   tee; S. 1620 referred to committee.                       H.R. 3607. Amends the Truth in Lending Act to
                                                                                                                                                                                   H.R. 3277. Expansion of eligibility for moratorium on     strengthen consumer protections and prevent preda-
                                                                                                                                                                                   foreclosure of FHA single-family loans of borrowers       tory lending. Introduced by Rep. Waters (D-CA), 12/
                                                                                                                                                                                   affected by the events of September 11. Introduced by     20/01. Referred to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Rep. Rush (D-IL) 11/13/01. Referred to subcommittee.      H.R. 3807. Protects home buyers from predatory lend-
                                                                                                                                                                                   H.R. 3926. Averts scheduled increase in Ginnie Mae’s      ing practice. Introduced by Rep. Tubbs-Jones (D-OH),
                                                                                                                                                                                   fees for guarantee of mortgage-backed securities. In-     2/27/02. Referred to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   troduced by Rep. LaFalce (D-NY) 3/12/02. Referred to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Public and Assisted Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                   subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        H.R. 1960. Exempting small public housing authorities
                                                                                                                                                                                   H.R. 4067. Reinstates and extends the moratorium on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from producing annual public housing agency plan.
                                                                                                                                                                                   foreclosure of FHA loans in connection with Septem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Introduced by Rep. Bereuter (R-NE) 5/23/01. Referred
          TO                                                                                                                                                                       ber 11. Introduced by Rep. Rush (D-IL) 3/20/02. Re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   ferred to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        H.R. 2493. Repeal of community service requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                   S. 1195. Authority of HUD to terminate mortgagee origi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for public housing residents. Introduced by Rep.
                                                                                                                                                                                   nation approval for poorly performing mortgages. In-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rangel (D-NY), 7/12/01. Referred to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   troduced by Sen. Sarbanes (D-MD) 7/18/01. Referred
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        H.R. 3490. Authorize HUD funding for police patrols
                                                                                                                                                                                   to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and security services in HUD-assisted housing. In-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Native American Housing                              troduced by Rep. Green (D-TX) 12/13/01. Referred to
                                                                                                                                                                                   S.1210. Reauthorization of the Native American Hous- subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                                   ing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Herger (R-CA) 4/9/02. Passed committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                  S. 1885. Establishes elderly housing plus health sup-      H.R. 4092. Reauthorization of TANF with increase in
                                                                                                                                                                                  port demonstration program to modernize public hous-       work requirements and number of working recipients.
           .........................................................................................................................................................              ing for elderly and disabled persons. Introduced by        Introduced by Rep McKeon (R-CA) 4/9/2002. Passed
                                                                                                                                                                                  Sen. Dodd (D-CT), 12/20/01. Referred to committee.         committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             S. 2052. Reauthorization of TANF, with increased work
                                                                                                                                                                                  Supportive and Veterans Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             requirements. Introduced by Sen. Rockefeller (D-WV)
                                                                                                                                                                                  H.R. 2716 and S. 739. Provides additional vouchers for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             3/21/02. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                  eligible veterans and accompanying services from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             S. 2116. Amends TANF program to help states ad-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Veterans Administration. Introduced by Rep. Smith (R-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             dress the importance of adequate, affordable housing
                                                                                                                                                                                  NJ) 8/2/01; Sen. Wellstone (D-MN) 4/6/01. H.R. 2716
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in promoting family progress toward greater economic
                                                                                                                                                                                  signed into law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             well-being. Introduced by Sen. Kerry (D-MA) 4/11/02.
                                                                                                                                                                                  H.R. 3699. Allows for revision of certain grants for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                  continuum of care homeless assistance in Jackson-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ville, FL. Introduced by Rep. Crenshaw (R-FL), 2/7/02.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Signed into law.
                                                                                                                                                                                  H.R. 3752. Authorizes $50 million in housing assis-        Tell Your Friends...
                                                                                                                                                                                  tance for domestic violence victims. Introduced by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NLIHC membership is the best way to stay informed
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rep. Schakowsky (D-IL) 2/13/02. Referred to subcom-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             about affordable housing issues, keep in touch with
                                                                                                                                                                                  mittee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             advocates around the country, and support NLIHC’s
                                                                                                                                                                                  H.R. 4033. Provides affordable housing for families
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             work. Membership information is available on our
                                                                                                                                                                                  headed by grandparents and other relatives of chil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             website at www.nlihc.org, or by fax, mail, or e-mail.
                                                                                                                                                                                  dren. Introduced by Rep. Capuano (D-MA) 3/20/02.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Referred to subcommittee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Just e-mail us at membership@nlihc.org or call 202-
                                                                                                                                                                                  H.R. 4504. Extends the eligibility for VA housing loans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             662-1530 to request membership materials to distrib-
                                                                                                                                                                                  under the Native American Housing Loan Pilot Pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ute at meetings and conferences.
                                                                                                                                                                                  gram. Introduced by Rep. Eni Faleomavaega (D-Ameri-
                                                                                                                                                                                  can Samoa) 4/18/02. Referred to committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                  S. 1522. Supporting community-based group homes
                                                                                                                                                                                  for young mothers and their children. Introduced by
                                                                                                                                                                                  Sen. Conrad (D-ND) 10/10/01. Referred to committee.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Voucher Utilization and Success
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                                                                                                                                                                                  H.R. 4205. Authorizes transfer of unused Section 8
                                                                                                                                                                                  funds to HOME primarily for local rental assistance or
                                                                                                                                                                                  production for extremely low income families or to PHA
                                                                                                                                                                                  capital fund. Introduced by Rep. Meek (D-FL) 4/10/02.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Referred to committee.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Welfare Reauthorization
                                                                                                                                                                                  H.R. 3113. Reauthorization of Temporary Assistance          National Low Income Housing Coalition
                                                                                                                                                                                  to Needy Families, with emphasis on poverty reduc-          Memo to Members
                                                                                                                                                                                  tion. Introduced by Rep. Mink (D-HI) 10/12/01. Re-          May 3, 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                  ferred to subcommittee.                                     Vol. 7, No. 18
                                                                                                                                                                                  H.R. 3625. Reauthorization of Temporary Assistance
                                                                                                                                                                                  to Needy Families, with emphasis on poverty reduc-
          TO                                                                                                                                                                      tion. Introduced by Rep. Cardin (D-MD) 1/24/02. Re-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ferred to committee.                                        About NLIHC: Established in 1974, the National
                                                                                                                                                                                  H.R. 3667. Provides for evaluation of self-sufficiency      Low Income Housing Coalition/LIHIS is dedicated
                                                                                                                                                                                  of families leaving welfare and incentives for states to    solely to ending America’s affordable housing
                                                                                                                                                                                  move families toward self-sufficiency. Introduced by        crisis. NLIHC educates, organizes, and advocates
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rep. Woolsey (D-CA) 1/29/02. Referred to committee.         to ensure decent, affordable housing within
                                                                                                                                                                                  H.R. 3730. Expands educational opportunities for TANF       healthy neighborhoods for everyone. NLIHC pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                  recipients. Introduced by Rep. Woolsey (D-CA) 2/12/         vides up-to-date information, formulates policy,
                                                                                                                                                                                  02. Referred to committees.                                 and educates the public on housing needs and
                                                                                                                                                                                  H.R. 4090. Reauthorizes and improves the program of         the strategies for solutions.

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