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Why Join the NAHB Multifamily Council?

The NAHB Multifamily Council represents NAHB members who build multifamily housing of all types. NAHB created the council to address issues that are specific to multifamily and affordable housing. The NAHB Multifamily Council helps its members build expertise and connections, advocate for productive building policies and regulations, and prepare for new opportunities and unexpected problems.

Companies run by Multifamily Council members reported a median dollar volume three times greater than those that are not run by a council member.

That’s because Multifamily Council members share business information and strategies and work with NAHB’s Government Affairs and Housing Finance departments to advocate for a sensible regulatory environment and reasonable building code provisions.

How to Join

  1. Already an NAHB member? Skip to Step 2! Not an NAHB member? Join today.
  2. Find your local HBA Multifamily Council and join it.
  3. If you don’t have a local Multifamily Council, then join Multifamily Council as an At-Large member.

NAHB Multifamily Testimonial Steve Lawson

Benefits of Membership

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Advocacy - Multifamily Council members gain a seat at the table regarding NAHB multifamily housing policy, our efforts on effective and reasonable building codes and safety regulations and advocacy with Congress and federal agencies. Council members work with NAHB’s Government Affairs, Economics, Housing Finance and Regulatory departments to advocate for sensible and productive policies and regulations at the federal level that will benefit multifamily housing and housing generally. NAHB also engages in multifamily advocacy at the state and local level when critical issues emerge, such as rent control.

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Expertise - The council provides members with access to exclusive NAHB research and information specific to the multifamily industry. Council members receive Hotline, a bi-monthly newsletter, quarterly economic updates on multifamily market trends, as well as a quarterly outlook on multifamily development and investment. NAHBs Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) works on a diverse array of legal matters, and Multifamily Council members can reach out to staff attorneys for assistance with a variety of legal issues. The OLA also administers the Legal Action Fund, a service designed to assist NAHB members with ongoing cases.

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Knowledge - Council members have access to numerous complimentary webinars and webinar recordings on multifamily housing issues, such as building codes, green building, effective communications, and marketing/leasing. Multifamily Council members also have access to a variety of educational programs offered online and via other venues, including building basics, design/build, building technology, project management, green building, financial management, business management, and housing credit certified professional training.

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Networking - At NAHB’s annual International Builders’ Show (IBS), members share business information, strategies and learn about thousands of the latest building products, services, and ideas. At IBS, the Multifamily Council hosts three days of comprehensive education, curates the show floor to identify multifamily-relevant products, and offers multiple networking opportunities. Multifamily Council members are also invited to participate in council meetings and other programs at two NAHB Board of Directors meetings each year. These meetings provide an intimate forum for networking and learning. Members and non-members can also connect and network in our Multifamily Council LinkedIn Group.

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Savings - Council members receive substantial discounts on all education programs, Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards entry fees, complimentary and reduced rate webinars, and much more. Council members also have access to research data and economic analysis at reduced rates. Multifamily Council members can access a member-only directory of NAHB Multifamily programs, activities, and staff.

NAHB Multifamily Testimonial Stillman Knight


  • Multifamily Board of Trustees

    Date: Thu, Jun 06, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET 6/6/2019 7:30:00 AM 6/6/2019 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Multifamily Board of Trustees Multifamily Board of Trustees N/A Multifamily Board of Trustees

    Chairman: Gary Campbell

  • Housing Credit Group Steering Committee

    Date: Thu, Jun 06, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 6/6/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/6/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Housing Credit Group Steering Committee Housing Credit Group Steering Committee N/A Housing Credit Group Steering Committee

    Chairman: W. Fred Hoppe

  • Multifamily Council Reception Sponsored by Whirlpool

    Date: Thu, Jun 06, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM ET 6/6/2019 4:30:00 PM 6/6/2019 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Multifamily Council Reception Sponsored by Whirlpool Multifamily Council Reception Sponsored by Whirlpool N/A Multifamily Council Reception Sponsored by Whirlpool

    Chairman: Gary Campbell

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