About Us


The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) is the trade association for New York's affordable housing industry. Our nearly 400 members are responsible for most of the affordable housing built in the state with federal, state and local subsidies. Members include for-profit and not-for-profit developers, lenders, investors, syndicators, attorneys, architects and others active in the financing, construction and operation of affordable housing.

We are the nation's largest affordable housing trade group and played a leading role in establishing the nationwide Council of Independent State Housing Associations (CISHA), which drives critical advocacy work on federal housing policies and housing resources. NYSAFAH is a leading voice on numerous issues of importance to the industry both in New York City and upstate. Along with the New York Housing Conference and Enterprise Community Partners, NYSAFAH formed a Housing Coalition to speak with a unified voice in advocacy of expanded affordable housing for all New Yorkers.

Since its founding in 1998, NYSAFAH has steadily worked to expand and diversify both our membership and activities. This includes NYSAFAH 2G, a committee to engage younger professionals in the industry, and a statewide MWBE initiative to strengthen and increase participation of minority- and women-owned businesses in the affordable housing world.

NYSAFAH organizes two annual conferences and a full slate of networking and educational events statewide.

Click here to learn how your organization can become a part of our membership and help us to strengthen all of New York's communities.


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