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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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Resident Stories

Learn about Dawn Clark becoming a homeowner in Chicago here


Chicago, IL

Woodlawn Station Honored with Affordable Housing Award From National Coalition Read more

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POAH turns 20!

Learn about POAH's accomplishments and plans for the future here

Our Latest Thoughts

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

April 27, 2021
The Biden Administration has gotten off to a strong start on addressing the affordable housing needs of low-income residents across the country.  The President has worked with Congress to provide nearly $30 billion for rental and homeowner assistance in the American Rescue Plan, has extended the CDC eviction moratorium to June 30, and has proposed more than $200 billion for affordable housing... 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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