International Housing Partnership

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The International Housing Partnership (IHP) is a collaborative of 170 high-capacity nonprofits from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the U.S. that collectively operate one million affordable homes and house more than 2.5 million people.

We use private sector strategies to achieve ambitious social housing missions resulting in high-quality affordable homes in thriving communities. Anchored on a high-level peer exchange among entrepreneurial leaders, members of the International Housing Partnership share innovations and seek common solutions to improve, adapt, and expand our businesses to better serve our communities.

IHP facilitates dynamic exchanges of information and experiences among its members, and fosters deeper collaboration and exploration on business practices and creation of social enterprises.

Impact of IHP members

  • 32,000 people employed by IHP members
  • $5 billion combined annual operating budgets (US dollars)
  • 20,200 affordable homes developed, rehabilitated, or preserved in 2014
  • 1 million affordable homes owned and/or managed by IHP members
  • 2.5 million people housed

Diversity and breadth of IHP members’ capacity

  • 120 Members develop or co-develop real estate
  • 116 Rental housing developers/owners
  • 59 Homeownership housing developers
  • 36 Offer shared ownership, lease-purchase, or other hybrid-tenure models
  • 91 Members are property managers
  • 103 Provide resident/tenant services at their properties
  • 53 Members are lenders and investors
  • 42 Members manage shelters/transitional housing

Who do members serve?

  • 117 serve families with children
  • 105 serve seniors
  • 95 serve persons with special needs (e.g., formerly homeless or disabled persons)
  • 43 serve transitional-aged youth
  • 24 serve Aboriginal populations (non-US members only)

Geographic footprint of IHP members

  • 13 City-Wide
  • 37 County/Council/Greater Met. Area
  • 27 Regional
  • 19 Province/State
  • 31 Multi-Province/Multi-State/Multi-Region
  • 13 National

Click here to download an IHP information leaflet