Housing

Having a place to call home offers a sense of security and stability that has no price. A home is not a luxury; it is a fundamental human right. Sadly, today's unforgiving economic climate, coupled with rapid changes to our nation’s cities, has created housing insecurity crisis that affects millions of Americans. Would-be homebuyers are confronting escalating home prices and ever-tighter credit requirements. Meanwhile, renters face displacement and possible homelessness as the cost of living rises and incomes stagnate. In response to this crisis, the National Urban League has doubled down on protecting and expanding safe, affordable housing for all.

Through programs like Comprehensive Housing Counseling and Restore Our Homes, our housing division is creating opportunities for the most vulnerable of us to achieve housing stability and security. Find out how you can support – or take advantage of – these programs today. 

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2025 Empowerment Goal:

Every American lives in safe, decent, affordable and energy efficient housing on fair terms

Signature Programs

Comprehensive Housing Counseling

The National Urban League’s Comprehensive Housing Counseling provides a range of services that makes housing options more accessible and sustainable for African American and other minority renters, homeowners, and the homeless.

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Restore Our Homes: Foreclosure Prevention

Mortgage losses from the 2008 recession hit Black ownership the hardest. According to a recent study, Black homeownership is at its lowest point since the 1960’s. The National Urban League’s Restore Our Homes program strives to increase the financial stability and property values within African American and other minority communities affected by subprime loans and foreclosures.

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