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.
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
President and CEO, Preservation of Affordable Housing
Senior Vice President, Development Operations, The Community Builders, Inc.
Managing Director, Compass Advisors LLC
Neal T. Drobanare
Vice President, New Business Development, The NHP Foundation
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
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)
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
President, SAHF Energy
Senior Vice President of Housing Development, Volunteers of America
Senior Vice President, BRIDGE Housing
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