About the National Housing Conference

National Housing Conference

Formed in 1931, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) is dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for all in America. As the research division of NHC, the Center for Housing Policy specializes in solutions through research. Through evidence-based advocacy for the continuum of housing, NHC develops ideas, resources and policy solutions to shape an improved housing landscape.

Policy and Advocacy

NHC advocates for policies and legislation focused on meeting the full range of housing concerns.

NHC’s Policy Agenda:

  • Advance federal housing policies to assist low- and moderate-income families
  • Strengthen the nation’s housing finance system
  • Encourage foreclosure recovery and neighborhood stabilization
  • Advocate for federal resources for housing
  • Improve the coordination of housing, transportation and energy policy


We work to broaden understanding of America’s affordable housing challenges and examine the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs.

NHC’s Center for Housing Policy works in four research areas:


NHC helps advocates and practitioners across the country increase their housing communications capacity.

NHC’s communications resources include the Housing Communications HUB and our communications toolkits.

Webinars and Events

NHC hosts regular forums, convenings, webcasts and webinars that focus on the most relevant issues in affordable housing and community development.

Our events include:


NHC members work together to identify and advocate for shared values, providing a powerful, nonpartisan and unbiased voice for affordable housing. From the main streets to the state capitols to the halls of Congress, we provide the objective facts that show how housing matters and advocate effectively for stronger housing policies and increased housing funding.

View a list of our members and learn more about becoming a member of NHC.