National Housing Trust was awarded $5,815,000 between 1992 and 2017, including 11 grants in Housing and MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

$200,000

2017 • 1 year, 6 months • Housing

The National Housing Trust (NHT) works to protect, improve, and maintain existing housing that is affordable to low-income families in neighborhoods of opportunity. The grant to NHT supports a collaboration with Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) to raise resident voices and engage a broader network of actors to advocate for the preservation of housing assistance and for resources to support the production and preservation of affordable homes as critical to thriving, inclusive cities and neighborhoods of opportunity. NHT/Enterprise is targeting key states to improve and enhance civic engagement around issues of housing affordability, particularly among individuals and families most affected by high housing costs, as well as key actors in health, education, workforce and human services fields to lend their voices attesting to stable, decent affordable homes as an important platform for an array of life outcomes.

$1,000,000

2013 • 1 year • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The National Housing Trust is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and improving the nation’s existing stock of affordable rental housing through real estate development, lending, and public policy initiatives. By engaging in both development and policy advocacy, the Trust is able to bring its real estate experience to bear on the creation of thoughtful and relevant housing preservation policies. The proposed grant will allow the Trust to create the "National Housing Trust Organizational Fund" which will invest capital in new real estate business ventures consistent with the organization’s mission. Earnings generated from these new ventures will support the organization’s policy work and will ultimately be invested in new related business ventures.

$1,080,000

2013 • 3 years • Housing

The National Housing Trust is a national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preserving the nation’s existing stock of affordable rental housing through real estate development, lending, and public policy initiatives. Given the Federal government’s ongoing budgetary challenges and impending legislative debates, including on tax reform, there is a heightened need to support programs and resources essential to preserving and developing affordable rental housing. The Trust will use this grant to continue to provide practitioner-informed leadership on debates about the wide range of state and federal policies that affect affordable rental housing preservation.

$425,000

2011 • 3 years • Housing

The non-profit National Housing Trust addresses housing preservation issues through public policy advocacy, real estate development, and lending, and has leveraged nearly $1 billion to help preserve 22,000 affordable rental housing units nationwide. It tracks state preservation policies and resources and is considered the “go to” organization for policymakers and practitioners. The Trust will use this grant to develop and maintain a state-of-the-art website about the state, local, and national policies, practices, and resources available for affordable rental housing preservation.

$450,000

2010 • 3 years • Housing

In support of general operations (over three years).

$600,000

2009 • 3 years • Housing

In support of a network of Foundation-supported state and local governmental entities engaged in affordable rental housing preservation, as part of the Window of Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing initiative (over three years).

$175,000

2008 • 1 year • Housing

In support of general operations.

$700,000

2006 • 3 years • Housing

In support of general operations (over three years).

$750,000

2003 • 3 years • Housing

In support of general operations (over three years).

$400,000

2001 • 2 years • Housing

To improve federal and state policies related to the preservation of rental housing affordable to low-income families (over two years).

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