A District of Columbia that is racially, economically and socially just.


CNHED advances community economic development solutions that address the inequity of under-resourced communities in the District of Columbia.

Who we are

The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development is a dynamic 501(c)3 nonprofit that advances equitable community economic development solutions in District of Columbia. Our holistic systems-change approach encompasses community-informed budget and policy advocacy, data-driven thought leadership, and needs-based programmatic initiatives in the areas of Housing and Homelessness, Workforce Development, and Small and Minority-owned Business Ecosystem Building.

Since its inception in 2000, CNHED has grown from 55 organizations to nearly 180 today. CNHED’s strength is in its convening power, highly successful advocacy, robust communications and information sharing, and equipping its members with tools and resources for their work. CNHED’s organizational members include nonprofit and for-profit affordable housing developers, housing counseling and service agencies, community economic development organizations, workforce and business development entities, lenders, intermediaries, and government agencies.

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

One of the District’s Most Effective Advocacy Organizations

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A Respected Expert on Affordable Housing Issues

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A Problem Solver and Reliable Source of Information

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A Premier Trainer of Community Development Staff in DC

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A Unifying Voice and Representative of Community Development Sector

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