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About the National Housing Trust


The National Housing Trust envisions a nation where federal, state and local policymakers, private owners and investors, affordable housing practitioners, and the public work together to support quality, healthy neighborhoods with a range of housing options so that families of all income levels have an opportunity to thrive.

The National Housing Trust protects and improves existing affordable rental homes so that low income individuals and families can live in quality neighborhoods with access to opportunities.

Our Impact
The National Housing Trust has preserved or helped to preserve more than 25,000 affordable homes through real estate development, lending, and technical assistance. Click here to see our impact.

What We Do
The National Housing Trust is the only national nonprofit engaged in housing preservation through public policy advocacy, real estate development, and lending.

    • Policy Engagement: We persuade federal, state, and local policymakers to dedicate resources towards the revitalization of existing affordable homes.
    • Real Estate Development: We work with investors to raise the capital necessary to buy and renovate affordable homes that are deteriorating or are on the verge of being converted to more expensive housing.
    • Lending: We provide loans to help developers purchase and renovate affordable homes.

Our Impact

To date, NHT and its affiliates have:
  • Helped to save more than 25,000 affordable apartments in 42 states.
  • Preserved more than 5,700 affordable apartments through real estate development.
  • Helped to save nearly 7,000 affordable apartments through lending.
  • Helped to save more than 13,300 affordable apartments through technical assistance.
  • Made loans totaling more than $8.7 million.
  • Leveraged more than $1 billion in financing.