Our Story

Supporting the Creation and Preservation of Affordable Housing for over 30 Years

National Affordable Housing Trust (“NAHT”) was founded in 1986 by two non-profit housing providers, National Church Residences and Retirement Housing Foundation.  Both organizations were interested in working with a financial intermediary that understood and focused on the mission and needs of non-profit housing developers, owners and operators. 

With additional financial support provided by the Ford Foundation, NAHT was formed as a member-based organization with the sole purpose of providing member partners with the capital and development expertise necessary to support their affordable housing missions. 

In 2013, NAHT became an affiliate of Stewards for Affordable Housing for the Future (“SAHF”).  In 2020, NAHT, SAHF and The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), a national nonprofit financial institution with $900 million in assets under management agreed to a new joint venture.

NAHT has provided more than $1.4 Billion in investment equity to help create and preserve more than 22,000 places for seniors and families to call home.