Housing Justice

Shelter is a basic human right and all people should have access to safe, decent, and affordable housing. Affordable housing is a cornerstone for low-income families, allowing them to avoid homelessness and helping them escape poverty.

We preserve affordable housing for low-income individuals and families, expand housing opportunities in communities where jobs and good schools are available, ensure that low-income tenants' rights are honored, and protect the housing rights of survivors of violence and persons with criminal records. We represent low-income people's interests through litigation and policy advocacy, and offer technical assistance--research, education, and legal counsel--to our partners so that they can uphold housing and civil rights laws.