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. 





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 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


Patricia Belden

President, POAH Communities


Beverly Bates

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


Diane Clyde

Vice President of Real Estate Development, Homes for America


Michael Devlin

Managing Director, Compass Advisors LLC


Neal T. Drobenare

Vice President, New Business Development, The NHP Foundation


Eileen Fitzgerald

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


Toby Halliday

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


Cindy Holler

SVP for National Real Estate Development Strategy, Mercy Housing


Rev. Laverne R. Joseph, D.D.

President and CEO, Retirement Housing Foundation


William Kelly, Jr.

Strategic Advisor, 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 Advisers LLC


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