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Why Become a Member?


The National Housing Conference (NHC) works across partisan lines to develop solutions for America’s biggest housing challenges. Our members represent diverse leaders across the housing spectrum, including lenders, homebuilders, affordable housing advocates, real estate professionals, housing development corporations, housing finance agencies, and more. Through strong partnerships and collaborative efforts, we educate stakeholders on best practices, innovations, and studies to advance our common goals. Learn more.


NHC leverages its deep understanding of housing and community development policy and extensive relationships to advocate for positions and perspectives on key issues.

  • NHC champions policies and guides industry stakeholders on strategies to address affordable housing needs
  • We engage members and policymakers to improve collaboration around diverse agendas and build consensus on vital issues.
  • NHC unites the housing community to tackle broad-reaching issues, such as racial equity. We are a founding member of the Black Homeownership Collaborative, committed to creating 3 million net new Black homeowners by 2030.



We convene housing advocates alongside leading experts, policymakers, and public officials to find tangible, impactful, and achievable solutions to crucial housing challenges.

  • Solutions for Housing Communications explores communications and messaging strategies for expanding awareness of affordable housing concerns.
  • Solutions for Affordable Housing examines how federal and local policies shape vital national housing issues.
  • NHC’s Housing Visionary Awards Gala honors organizations and/or individuals who make a difference in addressing homelessness and advance affordable homeownership and rental housing


NHC produces practical, solution-focused, best-practices research that highlights the challenges and opportunities for successfully advancing affordable housing.

  • Our member-only Housing Resource Center offers thousands of federal policy resources to help you make informed decisions and play an active role in shaping effective housing policies.
  • NHC’s podcast, Beyond Four Walls: Conversations on Affordable Housing, engages industry leaders and policymakers in candid conversations about pressing housing issues.
  • Our research, including the Paycheck to Paycheck database, educates members on current and emerging issues to address diverse housing needs. This database compares the cost of renting or owning a home in 390 metro areas with median incomes in 150 occupations.
  • Partnering with members, we host webinars informing stakeholders about the latest industry topics

Membership Rates 

Leadership Circle $5,000 – $25,000+
Leadership Circle is NHC’s premier membership level. As a Leadership Circle member, you gain access to exclusive networking opportunities, members-only content including NHC’s weekly Member Brief, participation in working groups, event discounts,
tickets to NHC’s Housing Visionary Awards Gala, and member benefits for additional employees, among other benefits.

Full Membership $2,500
Full membership provides access to members-only content including NHC’s weekly Member Brief, participation in working groups, event discounts, and a ticket to NHC’s Housing Visionary Awards Gala.

Basic Membership $1,000
Basic membership is for nonprofit organizations and provides access to members-only content including NHC’s weekly Member Brief, participation in working groups, and event discounts.

Individual Memberships are ideal for government employees, members of organizations that have not yet joined, individuals who support affordable housing, and retirees.

  • Individual Member – $100
  • Sole Proprietor/Small Nonprofits – $500
  • Emerging Leaders in Affordable Housing is for professionals and students 35 and under interested in affordable housing – $50


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