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About NHT

Protect, improve, and maintain
existing affordable housing.

The National Housing Trust is the nation’s leading expert in preserving, improving and maintaining affordable housing – ensuring that privately owned rental housing remains in our affordable housing stock and is sustainable over time. Using the tools of real estate development, rehabilitation, finance, policy advocacy in conjunction with sustainable practices, the Trust is responsible for saving more than 36,000 affordable homes in all 50 states, leveraging more than $1.2 billion in financing.

The National Housing Trust is the only national non-profit 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.

Energy Solutions: We incorporate energy efficient and sustainable practices into everything that we do. From supporting energy efficiency policies, to retrofitting properties with solar panels or energy efficient appliances, we are committed to reducing the energy burden for tenants and protecting the environment along the way.



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