We Work To
Advance Equitable Climate Benefits
We enable all people to enjoy the health, economic, and environmental advantages of resilient and sustainable homes.
Modernize Affordable Housing Finance
We create a balanced system that preserves existing affordable housing and promotes racially equitable outcomes.
Protect and Expand the Supply of Affordable Housing
We prevent displacement, foster wealth-building among residents, and support new construction.
We work with colleagues in development, lending, and resident services to bring a comprehensive, resident-led, solutions-oriented lens to the challenges facing affordable housing and the people it serves. We support communities through the DC area and across the country through grant-funded efforts as well as fee-for-service work, and we advise state and federal agencies on how to design and implement programs to deliver the best possible outcomes for people and the planet.
How We Do it
We identify obstacles that stand in the way of progress and promote solutions to creating resilient and sustainable affordable communities.
Supporting Inflation Reduction Act Implementation
NHT has led the charge for the funding and implementation of sustainable affordable housing and energy reduction measures under the Inflation Reduction Act
Strengthening Housing Tax Credit Allocation
NHT has a history of influencing state and local policy, especially as it relates to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program
We build meaningful partnerships both within and outside the housing industry to harness diverse cross-sector expertise.
Preservation Working Group
NHT convenes a diverse group of policy makers and stakeholders dedicated to the preservation of multifamily housing for low-income families
Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA)
NHT partnered with NRDC, the Energy Foundation, and Elevate Energy to drive systemic change in state and utility energy policies, empower residents and reverse racial injustices.
Promoting People-Centered Solutions
Our solutions are rooted in the real-life experiences of affordable housing residents, providers, and communities.
NHT works to prevent displacement when new investment threatens the stability of existing affordable housing
NHT works to reduce carbon emissions in vulnerable communities by centering resident engagement to improve the physical and financial health outcomes of residents.
Advancing Evidence-Based Policy
We promote evidence-based solutions with policymakers, lenders, developers, affordable housing practitioners, and residents.
Case Study: San Diego Housing Preservation Plan
NHT helped the City of San Diego develop a plan to preserve existing affordable units in the midst of a growing homelessness crisis
Case Study: Indiana QAP Development
NHT provided targeted assistance to local and state leaders to advance evidence-based solutions to their affordable housing challenges
Solutions at Scale
Working on affordable housing policy at the local, state, or federal level? We can help.