Members & Partners

When every person has access to an affordable and environmentally sustainable home, we will all flourish. Achieving that vision is a collaborative endeavor. SAHF is a unique, mission-driven policy and practice collaborative, comprised of 12 leading nonprofit providers of affordable homes. Our members leverage each other’s best practices, collaborate with each other, and challenge one another to explore new ways to advance our shared mission. SAHF and its members also partner with the National Affordable Housing Trust, SAHF’s Industry Leadership Circle, philanthropic organizations, and innovation partners to source solutions from the field that accelerate the production and operation of quality, environmentally sustainable, affordable homes within healthy, equitable communities.

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Our Members

SAHF members are committed to working with residents and communities to create long-term affordability in homes that are healthy, sustainable and connected to the things we all need to thrive. As mission-driven nonprofits, SAHF members are long-term partners with residents and communities and continually reinvest in the homes they create and the communities and people they serve.

Together, our members are a high-impact learning and action network. They collaborate with each other and National Affordable Housing Trust, a joint venture of SAHF and the Low Income Investment Fund, on opportunities to leverage policy, capital and programs to create a world where every person has a healthy home in a flourishing community.

Bridge Housing

BRIDGE Housing is a leading nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable homes, with deep experience in an array of revitalization, transit-oriented, urban-infill and mixed-use/mixed-income communities. Since its inception in 1983, BRIDGE has participated in the development of more than 17,000 homes in California and the Pacific Northwest, with total development cost of over $3 billion.

CommonBond Communities

CommonBond Communities, a leading nonprofit provider of affordable housing with built-in support services, has served the Midwest region since 1971. We develop, own, or manage affordable rental apartments and townhomes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Our model has always been about supporting residents in finding stability and achieving their goals. Nearly 50 years later, over 12,000 people—families, seniors, people with disabilities and other barriers—call a CommonBond community “home.” Our quality housing, expert property management, and on-site Advantage Services for residents help transform lives and provide long term assets to the larger community.

Community Housing Partners

CHP provides housing opportunities and related services to individuals of low-wealth in the U.S. Their services include the design, development, construction, preservation, weatherization, and/or management of healthy and sustainable affordable housing stock. CHP also delivers homeownership and resident services that promote financial literacy and stability. In addition, we offer education and training in energy and conservation practices, weatherization, and green building. 

Homes for America

Homes for America is a nonprofit housing development corporation which specializes in developing and preserving affordable rental housing that serves low and moderate income households, seniors and persons with special needs. All of our housing is enhanced with supportive services for the residents; we seek to provide great housing and to create communities which enrich the lives of the residents.

Mercy Housing

Mercy Housing is a national nonprofit and one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations. Mercy participates in the development, preservation, management and/or financing of affordable, program-enriched housing across the country. Mercy serves a variety of populations with housing projects for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs. We acquire and renovate existing housing, as well as develop new affordable rental properties.

National Church Residences

National Church Residences is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to excellence that transforms the lives of the people it serves. N^^ is an innovative leader in integrating housing, health care and supportive services, serving seniors of all income levels and families. With 340 communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico, National Church Residences is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing.

National Housing Trust

The National Housing Trust is the nation’s leading expert in preserving, improving and maintaining affordable housing – ensuring that privately owned rental housing remains in our affordable housing stock and is sustainable over time. Using the tools of real estate development, rehabilitation, finance, policy advocacy in conjunction with sustainable practices, the Trust is responsible for saving more than 36,000 affordable homes in all 50 states, leveraging more than $1.2 billion in financing.

Preservation of Affordable Housing

Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) is a nonprofit developer, owner and operator of nearly 9,000 affordable homes in 9 states and the District of Columbia. POAH’s primary mission is to preserve and create affordable rental homes for low and moderate income individuals, seniors, and families.

Retirement Housing Foundation

Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) is a non-profit organization of 170 communities in 26 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. RHF provides housing and services to more than 18,000 older adults, low-income families and people with disabilities.

The Community Builders

The Community Builders’ (TCB) mission is to build and sustain strong communities where all people can thrive. Its mission-driven businesses work with partners to develop, finance and operate residential communities, neighborhood amenities and opportunity programs for families, seniors and adults with disabilities. Since 1964, TCB has advanced housing equity through award-winning affordable and mixed-income communities and its pioneering Community Life model for resident success. TCB’s ownership and management portfolio include over 14,000 apartment homes. Anchored by offices in Boston, Chicago, Columbus, New York and Washington D.C., TCB operates across 15 states.

The NHP Foundation

The NHP Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making investments that preserve and create affordable multifamily housing for low- to moderate-income families and seniors. The Foundation also provides a comprehensive array of programs and services to enhance the quality of life for its residents.

Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America (VOA) touches the lives of more than 2 million people in over 400 communities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico each year.  Since 1896, VOA has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions.