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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.

Independence, MO

Renovation financing closes at Hawthorne Place Apartments. Read More


Narragansett, RI

POAH recapitalizes 2 senior properties Read More

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Our Latest Thoughts

What the New HUD Secretary Can Do to Meet Our Nation’s Pressing Housing Challenges

March 11, 2021
As former Congresswoman Marcia Fudge assumes her new role as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) she will face pressing issues demanding her focus.  Chief among them will be the urgent need to prevent a massive wave of evictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent estimate by economist Mark Zandi found that 9.4 million renter households were behind in... read more

POAH's 2021 Affordable Housing Recommendations

February 1, 2021
In 2021, POAH calls on Congress to expand housing resources for COVID-19 response; strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit; expand funding for project-based Section 8; support broadband access for HUD-assisted households; and support resident success in HUD-assisted properties. POAH also suggests short-term administrative actions the new leadership at HUD can take without the need for... read more

Resilient Strategies for Affordable Housing: POAH’s Approach to Long Term Sustainability

January 22, 2021
As part of his preview of policy priorities, President Biden announced his administration would be devoting considerable resources to dealing with the devastating effects of climate change.  Over the past several years, Preservation of Affordable Housing has been developing our own strategy to protect our 120 properties from the negative impacts of diverse weather events across the country. From... read more

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