About Us

 

National Affordable Housing Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation and preservation of quality affordable housing throughout the United States for elderly persons, families, persons with disabilities, and all others in need.

 

Based in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in cities throughout the country, NAHT is a specialized financial intermediary and consulting firm that provides equity, grants and loans, in addition to development, asset management, and financial advisory services, for the creation and preservation of affordable housing related to the LIHTC Program under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code. We are sponsored by and affiliated with eleven of the nation’s largest, non-profit affordable housing owners and developers, resulting in a robust and collective effort to increase the supply of affordable housing available to the elderly, families, persons with disabilities, and others in need. 

 

 

History

 

Founded in 1986 by Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) and National Church Residences (N^^) with additional financial support from the Ford Foundation, the ARCO Foundation, and the National Council of State Housing Agencies, NAHT was formed as a member-based organization with the sole purpose of providing sponsoring “Partners” with the capital and development expertise necessary to support their affordable housing mission. Today, more than two decades later, the organization is eleven partners strong, and includes BRIDGE Housing Corp., The Community Builders, the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (The Society), Homes for America, Mercy Housing, National Church Residences, National Housing Trust, NHP Foundation, Preservation of Affordable Housing, Retirement Housing Foundation and Volunteers of America (VOA).

 

Some key facts related to our total impact, since our inception: NAHT has assisted in the creation and preservation of over 185 rental housing developments, encompassing more than 18,000 affordable housing units in 36 states and Puerto Rico. These developments alone represent over $2 billion of total development costs financed with over $875 million in LIHTC equity secured from over 59 different investors.

 

Board of Trustees

 

NAHT is a not-for-profit organization, as defined by the Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, which is governed by a 16-member board of trustees including representatives from our Partners and SAHF organization as well as independent directors active in the LIHTC industry. Our board members include:

 

Raye Nae Nylander, Chairperson

Vice President of Finance and CFO, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

 

Amy Anthony

President and CEO, Preservation of Affordable Housing

 

Beverly Bates

Senior Vice President, Development Operations, The Community Builders, Inc.

 

Michael Devlin

Managing Director, Compass Advisors LLC

 

Neal T. Drobanare

Vice President, New Business Development, The NHP Foundation

 

Cindy Holler

President, Mercy Housing Lakefront

 

Rev. Laverne R. Joseph, D.D.

President and CEO, Retirement Housing Foundation

 

William Kelly, Jr.

President, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF)

 

Scott L. Kline

Vice President, National Housing Trust

 

Kimberly Latimer-Nelligan

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)

 

Michelle Norris

Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer, National Church Residences

 

Donald J. Phelan

Vice President, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors LLC

 

Nancy S. Rase

President and CEO, Homes for America

 

Rick Samson

President, SAHF Energy

 

Patrick Sheridan

Senior Vice President of Housing Development, Volunteers of America

 

Ann Silverberg

Senior Vice President, BRIDGE Housing

 

 

 

Our governing documents, conflict of interest policy & current financial statements are available to the public.  Please contact us at nahtmail@naht.org.

 Contact us:          P: 614-451-9929                F: 614-451-3370                 nahtmail@naht.org