Advocacy & Policy

What We Do

NAHRO’s Legislative Affairs and Policy & Program Development teams work to educate Congress, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with other federal agencies, about the programs NAHRO members administer and the resources and guidance they need, and provide resources for NAHRO members to do the same.

NAHRO Priorities

These are our legislative and regulatory priorities to support quality, affordable housing and thriving communities.

  • Fully Fund Affordable Housing and Community Development Programs
  • Champion Resilient Families and Communities
  • Support Local, Equitable Community-Based Solutions
  • Preserve and Develop the Nation’s Housing Stock

What Happens Next

Housing Beyond the Pandemic

NAHRO’s Bold Steps to Create Affordable Homes:

  • New Housing Construction
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit
  • New Permanent Voucher Assistance
  • New Housing Monthly Subsidy
  • Public Housing Capital Fund
  • Transitional Voucher Assistance
  • Access to Opportunity and Economic Mobility
  • Permanent Program Flexibilities

Action Alert Center

NAHRO’s Action Alerts provide 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 Coronavirus Resources

Informational resources regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to keep your communities safe and healthy.


Eric Oberdorfer

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

Tess Hembree

Director of Legislative Affairs
phone 202-289-3500 x 7225 mail Send Tess an email