Dedicated to excellence in housing management training and certification

The National Center for Housing Management was established in 1972 by Executive Order of the President of the United States to ensure that managers of affordable housing had the professional skills necessary to meet the unique challenges of affordable housing management. More than 40 years later, our dedication to that mission is as strong as ever.

This website describes the many ways we support the housing management industry. Please contact us for further information about any of our training, consulting, or testing services.

Housing Management Institute, 9/11-15, 2017

Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown

HMI is a five-day training event that lets you choose from eight of NCHM's most popular courses. Get the industry's best training, all under one roof and served fresh over five days!  More/register.

Classroom Training

From property performance to compliance and occupancy, our certification courses set the industry standard.


Online Training

Our live and on-demand webinars address both late-breaking issues and core competencies that impact housing professionals.


Organizational Consulting

We help organizations assess and improve their performance. Learn how we can help your organization reach its full potential.


Aptitude Testing

Our position-specific online aptitude testing platform enables you to identify the right candidates for employment and promotion.


Conference explores LIHTC challenges

Jo Ikelheimer

Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) professionals gathered from across the country in mid-June at the National Council of State Housing Agency’s Housing Credit Connect conference in Atlanta to review the state of our nation’s housing, learn about current issues and trends in affordable programs, and network with each other. As usual, NCHM was attending and participating on panels. The following is an overview of conference activities for those of you involved in the world of LIHTC.

Opening remarks highlighted a slowing growth in the market for renters with a continuing reduction in homeownership, punctuated by that fact that over eleven million renters pay more than fifty percent of their income on their basic housing expenses, rent and utilities. This cost burden has increased at an unprecedented pace this decade, with rental assistance programs unable to keep up with the need ...


In wealth's shadow, public housing offers hope

Glenn Stevens

By Glenn Stevens, NCHM President

At a recent meeting of the American Academy of Housing and Communities, I was told by a member about a movie I should watch called "Class Divide." Now, I must disclose that I am something of a moviephile. My wife and I make a habit of seeing every Oscar-nominated film, so I was a little skeptical. I also must say that I am not in the habit of writing movie reviews, so please cut me some slack.

I was particularly interested in writing about the movie not only because the topic is so, well, topical, but also because NCHM is now under contract with the New York City Housing Authority to train all of its staff.

The HBO documentary was a pleasant surprise. At its core, it covers the complex issues of pubic education, immigration, employment, gentrification, and, of course, affordable housing.