Federal Legislative Advocacy

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We advocate for positive policy change in both Washingtons.

In choosing our national policy priorities, we consider what policies will have the greatest impact in Washington and how to advocate for them effectively. We also look to our national partners, including the D.C.-based National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), of which we are a member.
Go here to learn about the NLIHC's ongoing national policy issues.

Watch this page for regular updates. For more information, contact Executive Director Rachael Myers at rachael(at)wliha(.)org.

National Day of Action

Join the Housing Alliance on July 29 for a national day of action. We will be coordinating actions across the state in an effort bring visibility to the housing justice movement and call for greater investments in affordable homes and thriving communities. Join the national movement here, and watch this page for updates. 

United for Homes

NLIHC has launched a new campaign to make modest reforms to the mortgage interest deduction (MID) that would benefit millions of lower income homeowners and generate revenue to end homelessness and housing poverty in America. Through these reforms it's possible to invest deeper in affordable homes without increasing costs for the federal governement. Check out United for Homes here.

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

The Housing Credit is our nation’s most successful tool for encouraging private investment in the production and preservation of affordable rental housing. Since it was created in 1986, it has financed nearly 3 million affordable apartments, providing homes to roughly 6.5 million low-income households while transferring risk from the government to the private sector. We're advocating to protect, expand, and strengthen this credit. Learn more here.

Federal Budget

The ability to serve low-income people in need depends on federal appropriations. NLIHC monitors the federal budget process and we advocate with them for the highest possible allocation of resources at HUD and the USDA Rural Housing Service to support affordable housing and community development. Learn more here.