Non-profit

National Housing Law Project

Tax ID:

94-2400196

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2020):

Revenue: $3,007,965
Expenses: $2,018,610
Assets: $3,803,802

Founded:

1978

Type:

Legal Services and Policy Advocacy

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The National Housing Law Project engages in litigation and advocates for increased government spending on housing programs and the weakening of eviction laws. 1 It also advocates for the use of race and gender in the provision of services in federal housing programs. 2

Background

Founded in 1978, the National Housing Law Project is an advocacy organization that advocates for left-of-center housing policies that would weaken eviction laws and increase government welfare spending for housing. 3 It also supports the use of race and gender in setting housing policy. 4

The National Housing Law Project provides legal services to low-income individuals facing eviction, foreclosure, loss of government housing assistance, and other housing issues, regardless of the circumstances. 5 6

Activities

The National Housing Law Project publishes articles for activists on how to advocate for left-of-center housing policy, including welfare programs. It publishes its own policy advocacy articles, supporting left-of-center housing policy, advocating for increased spending on housing programs, and weakening eviction laws. 7

In 1982, the National Housing Law Project created the Housing Justice Network, an organization of more than 1,700 members, mostly attorneys. It uses the network of attorneys to advocate for its preferred housing policies and to refer individuals at risk of being evicted, foreclosed, or losing governmental housing assistance to legal representation. 8

The National Housing Law Project advocates for a “generous” increase in spending on housing programs by Congress, including increased access to housing assistance programs by broadening eligibility requirements. It also advocates for the federal government to “minimize” evictions and to take responsibility for the effects of an eviction on evicted people. 9

Financials

For 2020, the National Housing Law Project reported receiving $2,776,768 in contributions and about $3 million in total revenue. 10 Also for 2020, it reported total expenses of $2,018,610, of which approximately $1.5 million was salaries and compensation, and that it did not make any grants. 11

Leadership

Shamus Roller has worked as the executive director of the National Housing Law Project since 2016. He previously was the executive director of Housing California, where he oversaw over $5 billion in funding for the development of low-income housing and advocacy campaigns for left-of-center housing policy. 12

References

  1. “What We Do.” National Housing Law Project. December 1, 2017. https://www.nhlp.org/about/what-we-do/.
  2. “Advocacy.” National Housing Law Project. January 21, 2021. https://www.nhlp.org/advocacy-and-litigation/advocacy/.
  3. “What We Do.” National Housing Law Project. December 1, 2017. https://www.nhlp.org/about/what-we-do/.
  4. “Advocacy.” NHLP, January 21, 2021. https://www.nhlp.org/advocacy-and-litigation/advocacy/.
  5. “What We Do.” National Housing Law Project. December 1, 2017. https://www.nhlp.org/about/what-we-do/.
  6. “Litigation.” National Housing Law Project. March 7, 2022. https://www.nhlp.org/advocacy-and-litigation/nhlp-litigation/.
  7. “NHLP Publications.” National Housing Law Project. December 8, 2017. https://www.nhlp.org/trainings-publications/nhlp-publications/.
  8. “Housing Justice Network.” National Housing Law Project. June 16, 2021. https://www.nhlp.org/about/hjn/.
  9. “Advocacy.” National Housing Law Project. January 21, 2021. https://www.nhlp.org/advocacy-and-litigation/advocacy/.
  10. National Housing and Community Development Law Project. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). 2020.
  11. National Housing and Community Development Law Project. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). 2020.
  12. “Staff.” National Housing Law Project. September 7, 2017. https://www.nhlp.org/about/staff/.
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: June - May
  • Tax Exemption Received: October 1, 1978

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2020 Jun Form 990 $3,007,965 $2,018,610 $3,803,802 $508,661 N $2,776,768 $203,401 $8,884 $164,042 PDF
    2019 Jun Form 990 $2,723,972 $2,066,761 $2,578,906 $277,035 N $2,417,201 $222,140 $10,087 $140,826 PDF
    2018 Jun Form 990 $1,646,582 $1,723,692 $1,752,674 $109,735 N $1,485,517 $133,044 $6,609 $196,306 PDF
    2017 Jun Form 990 $1,025,281 $1,215,555 $1,779,890 $61,027 N $899,692 $32,789 $5,131 $30,985 PDF
    2016 Jun Form 990 $1,252,106 $1,415,004 $2,055,820 $146,683 N $1,111,440 $115,376 $5,266 $356,280
    2015 Jun Form 990 $1,236,515 $1,266,806 $2,139,736 $67,701 N $1,105,487 $88,469 $5,063 $143,054 PDF
    2014 Jun Form 990 $1,319,969 $1,668,571 $2,166,862 $64,536 N $989,634 $79,152 $5,046 $195,342 PDF
    2013 Jun Form 990 $2,029,406 $1,208,893 $2,399,969 $66,025 N $1,669,350 $354,256 $1,580 $158,263 PDF
    2012 Jun Form 990 $730,323 $888,126 $1,705,663 $192,232 N $573,199 $152,537 $3,820 $153,546 PDF
    2011 Jun Form 990 $1,138,466 $1,345,173 $1,744,677 $73,443 N $999,276 $128,989 $9,279 $187,706 PDF

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