For 40 years, we’ve made a good home possible for the millions of families without one.
When there wasn’t a path forward, we built one.

Since 1982, we’ve tackled the most pressing challenges in affordable housing without compromise. Whether facing insurmountable odds or complex systems of inequality, our dedication to building good homes in strong communities has never wavered.

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are also taking stock of how far we have to go in our journey. The road’s never been easy, but we know we can continue accomplishing great things together.

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Key Conference Takeaways
On October 20, 2022, we brought together some of the greatest minds in affordable housing to discuss solutions to our most pressing challenges. Explore the most innovative ideas to come out of the conference.

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We’re honoring 40 individuals who’ve helped us break boundaries and strengthen communities over the past 40 years. Learn more about these powerful honorees and the impact they’ve had across the country.
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Innovation Timeline

Explore Our History

We have been breaking barriers and building communities for four decades. Discover our rich history of innovation and how we’re continuing to push for what’s next in affordable homes.


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By building an image of the possible, we not only leap over a lot of roadblocks … we also generate a whole new constituency of people who want to see that image realized.
Jim Rouse, Founder

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