National Affordable Housing Trust (NAHT) is a not-for-profit, specialized financial intermediary and consulting firm dedicated to the development and preservation of affordable housing. To that end, we provide a full range of services, resources, and expertise related to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program to make a significant impact on lives and communities throughout America.
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.
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.more » « less