Our Story

SAHF is a nonprofit collaborative of thirteen exemplary multi-state nonprofit affordable housing providers who own more than 138,000 affordable rental homes.

SAHF’s mission is to advance the creation and preservation of healthy, sustainable affordable rental homes that foster equity, opportunity, and wellness for people of limited economic resources.

Launched in 2003, SAHF’s members came together to promote their shared ownership objectives, which embraces the notion that stable, affordable, service-enriched housing is critically important in the lives of all people.

Core Principles

We always start with the foundation – providing affordable housing the right way.

We are committed to accelerating each other’s learning curves – so we keep doing it better and better.

We challenge the norm for better outcomes for all residents.

We collaborate to change systems and spark innovation.

Maintain and grow our national reach and impact.

We believe stable housing can enable working families to retain jobs, grow earning and build a better future for their children.

We believe affordable rental homes with services enable low-income seniors to age in place with dignity rather than face disruptive and costly institutionalization.

We believe quality housing makes it possible for Americans with disabilities to enjoy a high level of independence.

Our Strategy

Preserve and Expand the Supply of Quality Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing.

Improve Access to Opportunity and Quality Services for Residents.

Conserve Energy and Water to Benefit Residents, Properties and the Environment.

Support Organizational and Operational Effectiveness of SAHF and its Members.

Promote the Value of SAHF and Its Members