Your NHC membership will be even more valuable in 2022, as NHC works with all of our stakeholders in government, industry and advocacy organizations to enact and implement the largest investment in housing ever. We will be making this Member Brief, as well as access to our archives, exclusively available to our members and government stakeholders. Members will also continue to receive discounts for our events and will begin to receive exclusive access to event recordings and transcripts. Membership opportunities range in cost from only $75 for emerging leaders in affordable housing who are 30 and younger, $1000 and up for nonprofit organizations, and $2,500 to $25,000 for for-profit corporations. Government employees will continue to receive the Member Brief and have access to our basic member benefits free of charge. We hope that you will take the opportunity to join or renew your NHC membership today.
If you join this week, you will also be invited (on a first-come, first-served basis) to our 2021 holiday party, Celebrating Collaboration on December 15, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. This limited-attendance event will allow us to safely celebrate the many ways we have all worked together through the darkest days of the pandemic and the historic opportunity for affordable housing funding – a task still very much underway. This party is our way of saying thank you to Members of our Board of Governors and National Advisory Council, as well as our Gold, Silver and Full members. Only 250 tickets will be issued. Attendance will be limited to those who are fully vaccinated and follow District of Columbia COVID-19 protocols.
2021 was the most influential year for NHC in generations. We succeeded in building a broad coalition to win passage of the $10 billion Homeowner Assistance Fund. On June 18, the first federal Juneteenth holiday, members of the Black Homeownership Collaborative joined HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge; Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) at Cleveland State University to launch the 3 by 30 initiative, a 7-point plan to sustainably create 3 million net new Black homeowners by 2030. We created a new website to support the initiative at www.3by30.org. And we are also playing a major leadership role in the effort to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), forming a CRA Working Group that includes dozens of community advocates and financial institutions.
I hope you will join us as we work to move all of these initiatives forward and ensure that every dollar appropriated by Congress in this landmark legislation makes a difference in the lives of the millions of Americans who need it now.
Once again, your membership can be renewed – or initiated – at https://members.nhc.org/page/join-now.