To expand access to housing and create a more racially equitable future, we need new capital for developing affordable housing, land use policies that facilitate the creation of this housing, long-term flexible financing and rental subsidies, all the while ensuring preservation so we don’t lose any more critical housing stock. These investments must be made in ways that give residents a voice in the process and connect them to what they need to thrive.
With our members and partners, SAHF seeks new resources and approaches for creating and preserving affordable homes, while advocating for improved and expanded use of existing tools such as the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. We also work to identifies and address threats to long-term affordability such as challenges to nonprofits’ Right of First Refusal, and seek meaningful opportunities in all communities through place-based investments including project-based rental assistance and Section 202 Housing for the Elderly.
SAHF engages regularly on production and preservation issues with the federal Administration and agencies from HUD to Treasury, policymakers in Congress and on select issues at the State level with Housing Finance Agencies.
Preserving Affordable Homes for Equitable, Healthy Communities
This report highlights the current challenges and opportunities for preservation and provides case studies on how to use preservation tools to address the affordable housing crisis. Published by SAHF, the Center for Community Investment, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.