Nonprofit national housing and legal advocacy center established in 1968 to advance housing justice for poor people. HQ in San Francisco.
Organization Website

Twitter: @NHLP
Facebook: Facebook
Primary geographic focus: California Statewide, National
Organization Type: Provider, Research/Policy/Organizing
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Support Centers
Tags: Housing, Housing: Discrimination, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Foreclosure, Housing: Homelessness, Housing: Landlord-Tenant, Housing: Mortgage
Acronym or short name: NHLP

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.

National Housing Law Project (NHLP)


News Story

Section 8 housing vouchers-holders struggle to stay in community post-fire

Kevin Fixler
The Press Democrat
December 28, 2017
“The displacement can be widespread. There’s really nowhere for people to go.”

News Story

In California, Landlords Threaten Immigrant Tenants with Deportations

Kriston Capps
Atlantic, The
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.


Litigating Habitability Cases

Jan 30, 2018
This session covers the basic laws regarding habitability and other possible causes of action and other likely causes of action, investigation, client control, discovery and settlement while using case examples to illustrate the concepts.
MCLE: 1 hour

2016 Disability Civil Rights Law Series: Reasonable Accommodations for Criminal Activity Related to an Individual’s Disability

Sep 26, 2016
This webinar will explore an applicant or tenant's right to a reasonable accommodation for criminal activity prior to adverse action by the housing provider.

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