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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.

Chicago, IL

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and others joined POAH & Claretian Associates for the opening of South Chicago Salud Center and Senior Housing, read more here


Washington, DC

Maia Shanklin Roberts named as Vice President for Real Estate Development, Mid-Atlantic Region, read here


What we do

Learn about POAH's work here

Our Latest Thoughts

Non-profit purchase options need strengthening in LIHTC program

December 20, 2021
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is the nation’s longest-running and most successful program for affordable housing production and preservation.  However, recent developments have called into question the ultimate ownership and stability of promised long term affordability of some of these properties.  These new challenges stem directly from the program’s unique structure that... read more

Simplifying Affordable Housing Funding

September 29, 2021
Affordable housing developers like Preservation of Affordable Housing know all too well how complex and fragmented the financing system is for building new affordable housing or upgrading older structures to keep them affordable. Every new development needs multiple funding sources and typically includes support from federal, state and local government agencies along with funding from private... read more

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

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