The Louisiana Affordable Housing Management Association (LAHMA) is the leading voice for affordable housing, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing in Louisiana. As an advocate for professional standards for affordable housing providers, LAHMA holds a unique position in the industry. Founded in 1994, LAHMA's membership today includes the state's most distinguished multifamily managers, owners, and industry stakeholders.
Our Mission: Advancing and Preserving Communities of Quality®
LAHMA's mission is to support legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing. LAHMA serves as a vital resource for technical education and information, fosters strategic relations between government and industry, and recognizes those who exemplify the best in affordable housing.
LAHMA advocates a supply adequate to meet the growing need for multifamily, residential affordable housing by bringing nationwide attention to the necessity of preserving decent and safe housing. The foundation of NAHMA's vital mission is based upon:
- Solid partnerships with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Congress, the Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office, the Internal Revenue Service, Louisiana Housing Corporation, nearby state housing finance agencies, and housing credit monitoring agencies.
- Promotion of industry standards for professionals in affordable housing management through initiating and maintaining professional education and certification programs.
- Commitment to Communities of Quality® for families living in affordable housing. Preservation of existing units of affordable housing.
LAHMA concentrates its efforts on housing policy, finance and other current issues shaping affordable housing legislation and regulation, presenting testimony, drafting white papers and disseminating alerts, newsletters and other communications to its members. NAHMA also maintains strategic alliances with other industry groups, thereby strengthening the voice of the affordable housing industry.
Now, more than ever, it is vital that we as a nation not only protect low-income housing, but also ensure appropriate government involvement at all levels. We believe that a public/private partnership will take advantage of the best both sectors have to offer to low-income residents, and it is more efficient and less expensive to the country.
Standards of Excellence
The promotion of professional standards is a cornerstone of LAHMA activities. LAHMA offers several professional education and certification programs: