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About

CNHED’s Mission

CNHED leads nonprofit community development organizations in ensuring that residents with low and moderate incomes have housing and economic opportunities in neighborhoods throughout the District of Columbia.

CNHED members in court

Who we are

CNHED is a dynamic, member-driven 501(c)3 umbrella organization that supports the nonprofit housing and economic development industry in Washington, DC.  Since its inception in 2000, the organization has grown from 55 organizations to nearly 140 today, due in part to its success in carrying out a highly successful program of advocacy, training, research, communication, and information sharing in support of its members. CNHED’s membership represents a broad spectrum of entities including nonprofit and for-profit affordable housing developers, housing counseling and service agencies, community development corporations, small businesses, lenders, intermediaries, associations and government agencies.  This diversity enables CNHED to continue building strong neighborhoods together.

CNHED is proud to be a leader in the District of Columbia as:

  • One of the District’s Most Effective Advocacy Organizations
  • A Premier Trainer of Community Development Staff in DC
  • A Respected Expert on Affordable Housing Issues
  • A Unifying Voice and Representative of Community Development Sector
  • A Problem Solver and Reliable Source of Information

[CNHED] provides an informed and respected voice for the community development industry as an advocate for affordable housing and neighborhood-based economic development.