Press Statement

Proposed Housing Rule Could Push Thousands of Families and U.S. Citizen Children into Homelessness

UnidosUS: HUD should be reducing homelessness, not increasing it

May 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a new rule that could effectively displace up to 55,000 American children.

Carlos Guevara, Senior Policy Advisor at UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza), made the following statement in response:

“This proposed housing rule has a singular purpose and that is to sow fear and division and create confusion in our communities. It’s another example of how this administration, led by the likes of Stephen Miller, is intent on going after American families—intent on separating parents from children and causing unnecessary hardship. Pushing children into homelessness is indefensible. HUD should be focusing on reducing homelessness, not increasing it.”


UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Camila Gallardo
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