National Housing Law Project

Nonprofit national housing and legal advocacy center established in 1968 to advance housing justice for poor people. HQ in San Francisco.
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Research/Policy/Organizing
Acronym or short name: NHLP
Tags: Housing: Homelessness, Housing: Landlord-Tenant

NHLP is a nonprofit national housing and legal advocacy center established in 1968. NHLP’s mission is to advance housing justice for poor people by:

  • Increasing and preserving the supply of decent, affordable housing
  • Improving existing housing conditions, including physical conditions and management practices
  • Expanding and enforcing low-income tenants’ and homeowners’ rights, and
  • Increasing housing opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities.

NHLP delivers legal support, technical assistance, trainings, and online and print resources to advocates.


News Story

In California, Landlords Threaten Immigrant Tenants with Deportations

Kriston Capps
April 5, 2017
Housing lawyers are reporting a troubling trend: Landlords exploiting the growing fear of immigration authorities to evict tenants, raise rents, and clear residents from gentrifying neighborhoods.

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The Eviction Crisis Is Already Here and It’s Crushing Black Moms

Emma Ockerman
July 24, 2020

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Shift To Virtual Eviction Hearings Stirs Due Process Fears

Kevin Penton
July 12, 2020

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“There’s no actual penalty for violating it.” – How the CARES Act failed to protect tenants from eviction

Annie Nova
August 29, 2020

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Millions could face evictions this fall

Erin Durkin
National Review
August 27, 2020

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