Friend of the Elderly 2015

fote-Kristina-Cook-2014-200x250Kristina Cook, Executive Director
National Affordable Housing Management Association

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is the leading voice for affordable housing, advocating on behalf of multi-family property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. As an advocate for professional standards for affordable housing providers, NAHMA holds a unique position in the industry. Founded in 1990, NAHMA’s membership today includes the industry’s most distinguished multi-family managers, owners, and industry stakeholders.

Kris Cook, CAE, joined the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) as its Executive Director in November 2002.

NAHMA’s mission is to support legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing. NAHMA serves as a vital resource for technical education and information, fosters strategic relations between government and industry, and recognizes those who exemplify the best in affordable housing. NAHMA is the voice in Washington for 20 regional, state, and local affordable housing management associations (AHMAs) nationwide. NAHMA advocates a supply adequate to meet the growing need for multifamily, residential affordable housing by bringing nationwide attention to the necessity of preserving decent and safe housing.

The foundation of NAHMA’s vital mission is based upon:

  • Solid partnerships with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Congress, the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office, the Internal Revenue Service, state housing finance agencies, and housing credit monitoring agencies.
  • Promotion of industry standards for professionals in affordable housing management through initiating and maintaining professional education and certification programs.
  • Commitment to Communities of Quality® for families living in affordable housing.
  • Preservation of existing units of affordable housing.

NAHMA concentrates its efforts on housing policy, finance and other current issues shaping affordable housing legislation and regulation, presenting testimony, drafting white papers and disseminating alerts, newsletters and other communications to its members. NAHMA also maintains strategic alliances with other industry groups, thereby strengthening the voice of the affordable housing industry.

NAHMA members manage and provide quality affordable housing to more than two million Americans with very low and moderate incomes. Presidents and executives of property management companies, owners of affordable rental housing, public agencies and national organizations involved in affordable housing and providers of supplies and services to the affordable housing industry make up the membership of NAHMA.