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January 29, 2015: SUMMER 2015 INTERNSHIP

NHLP is committed to training and nurturing law students who are making a commitment to careers in the public interest and we offer a supportive and rewarding experience. Our attorneys provide supervision, training, and unique work opportunities in the multi-faceted area of housing law and policy. Because our housing work extends out into other areas—domestic violence, predatory lending, racial discrimination, public health, equal access — we offer a broad and dynamic arena in which to learn and grow. Several recent NHLP summer interns have returned to our organization as two-year fellows supported by Equal Justice Works or New Voices.

January 29, 2015: NHLP Welcomes Stephen Knight, Supervising Attorney

NHLP is happy to announce that Stephen Knight has joined us as Supervising Attorney. A seasoned public interest lawyer with a background in immigration and environmental issues, Stephen now brings his skills and passion for justice to NHLP. With us for just a few weeks, Stephen has jumped right in on preservation, energy, and voucher and other policy issues. We are delighted to have him onboard.

January 21, 2015: HUD Clarifies Owners' Discretion on Marijuana Use in Multifamily Assisted Properties

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs recently issued a Memorandum entitled "Use of Marijuana in Multifamily Assisted Properties," reiterating the legal obligations that owners of federally assisted housing have regarding tenant use of marijuana. The memo clarifies that owners retain the discretion whether to evict current tenants for using marijuana, taking note of the context that some states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes and others have begun to legalize marijuana more broadly.

January 15, 2015: NHLP Update on FY 2015 Affordable Housing Preservation Provisions

NHLP has produced this memo detailing the affordable housing preservation provisions of Congress's FY 2015 budget, including Rental Assistance Demonstration project, Tenant Protection Vouchers and more. Read more

January 9, 2015: Details of FY15 Appropriations Bill Passed and Signed in December

In mid-December, the House and Senate passed a broad Fiscal Year 2015 funding bill, which President Barack Obama signed on December 16. The Act provides generally flat funding for HUD and RD, including $17.486 billion for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, and $1.975 billion and $4.440 billion for the Capital and Operating Funds, respectively. The Act expands and extends the Rental Assistance Demonstration, tripling to 185,000 the number of public housing units that can convert under the Administration’s preservation program.

December 16, 2014: NHLP and HJN Submit Comments on HUD's Demolition and Disposition of Public Housing Proposed Rule

On December 15, 2014, NHLP and the Housing Justice Network, submitted comments on HUD's long-awaited proposed rule on the demolition and disposition of public housing. The comments, a joint effort by the HJN working group, focused on resident participation requirements, resident relocation, unit replacements, and civil rights requirements, along with other issues that address the preservation of the nation's public housing stock. You can read the comments here.

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