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NHT Hails Bill to Eliminate Loss of Affordable Housing Through Qualified Contracts 10.10.2019

We are thrilled that this week, legislators introduced The Save Affordable Housing Act, a crucial piece of legislation needed to preserve irreplaceable affordable rental housing serving low-income families. Over the past two years, NHT has led the effort to build congressional understanding and support for this critical legislation.

NHT-Enterprise Takes Home the "Timmy"! 4.7.2017

Monseñor Romero, an NHT-Enterprise property in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, D.C., was recognized by the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association at their annual J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence at the Historic Rehabilitation ceremony in Boston.  The redeveloped community received the prestigious "Timmy" Award  "Achievement in Sustainability." 

No Red States, No Blue States: Solutions for All Americans 4.7.2017

Uncertainty is always unsettling. It will be a while before we fully understand the ramifications of the November results. However, we certainly know this: that our affordable housing and community development engagement-together with our partners in the field-has never been more essential.

The Dangers of Classifying Communities as "Low Opportunity" 4.7.2017

While it is important to evaluate access to opportunities, generalized categorizations such as "low opportunity "unintentionally create a hierarchy of worth, implying some places (and thus its people) are more valuable than others.

Ready, Set... Compost! 4.7.2017

The National Housing Trust has cracked code on successful composting at our affordable multifamily housing communities. NHT's property, Monseñor Romero, is the first affordable multifamily housing in the District of Columbia to implement a building-wide composting program. The incentive-based approach - a little friendly competition between the floors -has the tenants excited to compost.

Lack of Section 8 is not Just About Poverty: It's About Race 4.7.2017

Being eligible for Section 8 does not guarantee that a poor household receives Section 8 assistance. Securing Section 8 assistance is more akin to winning a lottery. 75 percent of U.S. households who are eligible do not receive Section 8 assistance. More likely, the household is placed on a very long Godot-like "wait list."  And the household waits. And waits. And waits. The average wait time on such a list is years. Not months. Years.