Affordable Housing Connections, Inc. (AHC) is a federal 501c3 nonprofit corporation and a Minnesota Charitable Trust organization. Our subsidiary, AHC Education and Leadership Center, LLC., (ELC) can receive charitable contributions that support our expanded housing education programs. The ELC can provide financial aid for our education programs to increase diversity in industry leadership.
We deliver monitoring and consulting services to governmental organizations, property owners and managers, and education to individuals who aspire to leadership in the affordable housing industry. Our aim is to protect the investment of private equity and tax dollars and to ensure continued quality affordable rental housing.
Our Core Values
Affordable Housing Connections, Inc. believes that:
1989 - 2019
Originally known as Multi-Mac (Multifamily Mortgage Affordability Corporation), AHC was chartered in 1989 as a service program of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Minnesota “to assist in preserving and expanding affordable housing.” The name was changed to Affordable Housing Connections in 2003 when its mission and program service focus was expanded. During its initial 15 years of operation, AHC provided grant-writing services and other technical assistance to nonprofit developers, issued income compliance monitoring reports to county assessors for projects claiming property tax reductions under the Minnesota 4(d) statute, entered into a compliance monitoring agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for rental housing projects sold out of its real estate-owned portfolio, and became a compliance monitor for the Section 42 low income housing tax credit program under contract with local credit issuers. Over the next 15 years, AHC expanded its focus to provide compliance monitoring services to HUD Participating Jurisdictions for the HOME rental housing program, developed an array of industry training and education certificate programs, and broadened its range of consulting activities to include CDBG, NSP, ESG and local inclusionary affordable housing programs.
AHC launched its Education and Leadership Center that now houses all AHC education programs. The ELC is also collaborating with Hamline University to offer academic credit-based courses of study leading to a Leadership in Affordable Housing Certificate in the Business School.
The Leadership in Affordable Housing Certificate is a great way to build expertise and develop specific skills needed for advancement in your current industry role or as preparation for a new career. As an added benefit, the certificate credits can be transferred to a Hamline master's program.
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