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Welcome to POAH

POAH is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, create and sustain affordable, healthy homes that support economic security, racial equity and access to opportunity for all.

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Scarborough, ME

Learn about our proposed development for disabled adults in Maine here

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Detroit, MI

Read about The Freelon at Sugar Hill's recent ribbon cutting here 

Washington, D.C.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joins POAH, partners and residents to celebrate the groundbreaking of The Asberry read about it here

Our Latest Thoughts

Privately-owned affordable housing should be a launching pad for families to build assets and reach their financial goals. HUD’s FSS program is a promising pathway to make this the norm.

November 10, 2022
After her son was born prematurely, Laura Rosa learned about the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program through her housing provider. She was looking for ways to rebuild herself mentally and financially and dreamed of buying a home someday.  Two years ago, Laura started working with her FSS financial coach to make a plan for homeownership, like budgeting and building her credit. And it’s working... read more

Wu Hits the Ground Running with Housing Agenda

March 29, 2022
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is off to a strong start on affordable housing. In her first four months – in partnership with the City Council – she has increased funding for affordable housing production, eliminated the tent encampments at “Mass. and Cass” by placing homeless individuals in supportive housing, supported a real estate transfer fee to generate recurring funds for housing initiatives,... read more

Understanding HUD’s Section 3 local hiring provisions is key to complying with developer/contractor obligations

March 22, 2022
A year ago, HUD’s Office of Field Policy and Management published guidance for developers, contractors and subcontractors to help them comply with Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C § 1701u) requiring the hiring of low income workers at affordable housing developments that receive federal funding. The updated policies were welcomed by developers and contractors, but there are some “... read more

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