Why Join the NAHB Housing Credit Group

The Housing Credit Group is an organization of professionals who are engaged in the development of affordable rental housing using the Low- Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). Our membership consists of developers, owners, investors, syndicators, and lenders involved in LIHTC deals. The Housing Credit Group analyzes national issues and leverages the political power of NAHB to support its members. Our continuous lobbying efforts have paved the way for program changes that benefit developers who use LIHTC as a financing resource for affordable rental housing.


Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) addresses group members during the Midyear 2017 HCG Steering Committee Dinner
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) addresses group members during the Midyear 2017 HCG Steering Committee Dinner

Benefits of Membership

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NAHB is the voice for LIHTC developers on the Hill. NAHB’s Government Affairs lobbyists and economists are well-versed in the LIHTC program and tax law and are the voice for those involved with Low-Income deals on the Hill.

NAHB economists research and provide data to back up the needs of our members and use their political clout to push for legislation to help our members.

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Housing Credit Group members receive complimentary membership into the NAHB Multifamily Council, a $100 value.  Membership into the Multifamily Council provides HCG members with access to complimentary multifamily webinars, access to the Multifamily Council Updates portal along with access to the Multifamily Resources Directory.

HCG Members also receive discounts on their entries into the Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

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As a part of your Housing Credit Group membership you receive complimentary access NAHB’s quarterly LIHTC webinars on LIHTC compliance and program updates/changes.  HCG members also receive complimentary access to the Multifamily Council educational webinars and web recordings.

Housing Credit Group members are also invited to attend NAHB’s annual International Builders’ Show (IBS) where members share business information, strategies and learn about thousands of the latest building products, services, and ideas.

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The Housing Credit Group is one of the smartest voices in the LIHTC industry and engages members in informative discussions at a very high level with some of the savviest practitioners in the industry. The Housing Credit Group keeps our members aware of what is going on in Washington before the rest of the industry through their bi-weekly newsletter and quarterly calls for HCG Steering Committee members.

The NAHB Board of Director meetings also provide an intimate forum for networking and learning.

How to Join

  • NAHB has about 700 local home builder associations across the country. Join NAHB to access member benefits, networking and education opportunities at the local, state and national level – it’s a 3-for-1 deal. Contact a local HBA in your area to join today.
  • Already a NAHB Member? Read on to find out how to access benefits exclusive to Housing Credit Group members.

NAHB Housing Credit Group Membership

You can join the Housing Credit Group at one of three different membership levels:

Builder Member ($295 annually). Joining the Housing Credit Group as a Builder member entitles you to an invitation to join all events, forums and meetings.

Builder members enjoy a complimentary subscription to Affordable Housing Monitor along with complimentary at-large membership in NAHB's Multifamily Council (a $100 value).

Being a Builder member provides you with access to all special reports, webinars, primers and research results produced by NAHB and the Housing Credit Group and access to the members-only section of the website.

Associate member ($1,250 annually). Joining the Housing Credit Group as an Associate member entitles you to all of the Builder member benefits and also allows you to both author articles for publication on the website and in member periodicals and present and distribute information at the Housing Credit Group meetings. 

Associate members also have access to NAHB’s LIHTC Mapping Database Tool. This tool shows the concentration of LIHTC units by Census tract and breaks down each tract into various income levels: very low, low, moderate or high for 13 major MSAs. New cities are added each year. 

Steering Committee member ($2,500 annually). Joining the Housing Credit Group as a Steering Committee member provides you with all the benefits of Builder and Associate membership – and more.

Steering Committee members help guide the Housing Credit Group at the most senior level, setting the agenda for legislative and regulatory action. Quarterly calls with NAHB and other Steering Committee members keep you abreast of any breaking news or legislation in the multifamily and affordable housing space.

You help to create activities, programs, products and services for the Housing Credit Group and may serve as chair of committees, subcommittees and task forces and participate in special briefings. Steering Committee members may serve as speaker or advisor at steering committee events and other industry forums. They have opportunities to be featured in media events staged by NAHB Multifamily as well as in industry publications.

Additionally, Steering Committee members can represent the Housing Credit Group at congressional hearings or testify at other public forums on behalf of its members. Lastly Steering Committee members receive discounted registration on all Housing Credit Group events, forums and selected products.