Advocacy & Policy

What We Do

NAHRO’s Policy and Legislative Affairs team works to educate Congress, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other federal agencies about the programs NAHRO members administer and the resources and guidance they need, and provides resources for NAHRO members to do the same.

NAHRO Priorities

NAHRO’s legislative and regulatory priorities support quality, affordable housing and thriving communities. We want:

  • Adequate and responsible funding
  • Holistic and equitable approaches to community development
  • Streamlined programs that build and preserve affordable units
  • Creative, local solutions


NAHRO’s newest report on America’s housing and community development programs! NAHRO 360:

  • Compiles data that focuses on the programs NAHRO members work most closely with
  • Helps shape NAHRO’s future legislative and regulatory asks
  • Highlights critical data on our programs for the media, Congress, and other stakeholders

Action Alert Center

NAHRO’s Action Alert Center provides timely calls to action and advocacy resources for housing and community development advocates.



Tables that compare past, current, and proposed HUD program appropriations. The funding is broken down by the individual HUD program accounts.

NAHRO Correspondence

A chronological listing of letters and memos that were sent to Congress, HUD, and other federal agencies including comment letters on pending legislation, regulations, and guidance.

NAHRO Policy Resources

Additional policy resources oriented to help NAHRO members better understand federal housing and community development programs


Eric Oberdorfer

Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
phone 202-289-3500 x 7213 mail Send Eric an email

Jenna Hampton

Legislative Affairs Manager
phone 202-289-3500 x 7225 mail Send Jenna an email