Our Members

Photo Credit: Bridge Housing - Fell Street Apartments


SAHF members are committed to long term affordability, sustainability and expansion of housing that makes a difference in people’s lives.

Our members leverage each other’s best practices and collaborate with each other and National Affordable Housing Trust, a joint venture of SAHF and the Low Income Investment Fund, on business and mission opportunities.

As a collaborative, we deeply believe that every individual has the right to a fulfilling and productive life and to live in a vibrant and sustainable 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The Community Builders

    The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) is one of America's leading nonprofit real estate developers and owners. TCB develops, finances and operates high-quality housing while implementing neighborhood-based models that drive economic opportunity for its residents. Today, TCB owns or manages 11,000 apartments in 14 states. They are headquartered in Boston with regional hubs in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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  • The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

    The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, owns and operates more than 240 locations nationwide. Founded in 1922, the Good Samaritan Society’s mission is to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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