Beatriz Ramirez F'21

Beatriz  Ramirez

National Low Income Housing Coalition

Leading Edge Fellowships 2021
National Low Income Housing Coalition
Appointed to National Low Income Housing Coalition for the project “Preserving Housing Stability of Federally Assisted Tenants.”
PhD, Comparative Literature, University of California, San Diego.

NLIHC is a national advocacy, policy, and research organization whose mission is to achieve socially just public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. The federally assisted housing stock is a significant source of stable, affordable, and decent housing for low-income renters. Tenants of certain properties, however, are at risk of losing their affordable rental homes and experiencing housing instability when their properties’ affordability restrictions expire, enabling landlords to raise rents to market price. The Leading Edge Fellow will develop a qualitative research initiative, using interviews and other data sources, to identify LIHTC properties recently lost or at risk of being lost from the affordable housing stock and learn tenants’ and property managers’ perceptions and experiences. The fellow’s findings will help clarify the impact of housing markets and affordable housing policies on tenants’ experiences and help formulate policy to preserve the housing stability of low-income tenants.