Formed in 1931, the nonprofit National Housing Conference is dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for all in America. As a division of NHC, the Center for Housing Policy specializes in solutions through research, working to broaden understanding of America’s affordable housing challenges and examine the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs. Through evidence-based advocacy for the continuum of housing, NHC develops ideas, resources and policy solutions to shape an improved housing landscape.


What We Do

NHC Convenes its members, stakeholders and others to improve coordination of diverse agendas and build consensus on key housing issues.

NHC Advocates for policies and legislation focused on meeting the full range of housing concerns, working to:

  • Advance Federal Housing Policies to Assist Low- and Moderate-Income Families
  • Strengthen the Nation's Housing Finance System
  • Encourage Foreclosure Recovery and Neighborhood Stabilization
  • Advocate for Federal Resources for Housing during Tax and Budgetary Reforms
  • Improve the Coordination of Housing,Transportation and Energy Policy

NHC Broadens the constituency base of those actively involved in the fight for affordable housing.

NHC Elevates national awareness concerning the importance of and need for affordable housing.