For one quarter of DC households, more than half the family income goes toward rent – a reality that too often forces residents to choose between paying the rent and buying food. But CNHED believes we can solve the affordable housing crisis … together. This dynamic association represents a broad spectrum of 140 stakeholders (housing developers, service providers, community lenders, small businesses, government agencies, and more) that work toward two intertwined goals: creating and preserving affordable housing, and catalyzing economic opportunity for low-income residents. CNHED leverages its convening power, public education, advocacy, capacity-building services, and robust research and communications to maximize collective impact. These methods not only advance affordable housing initiatives, but also amplify members’ abilities to create jobs, improve and expand small businesses, energize neighborhood-based commercial corridors, and end homelessness. Securing safe, healthy dwellings for all is within reach.