IHC Funders

The IHC receives financial support from its founding sponsors, HFHI, NAR and CREA and 32 other coalition members. It has also received funds from The Rockefeller Foundation, The Wallace Genetic Foundation, The International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA), The Leonard P. Reaume Memorial Foundation and The International Real Property Foundation (IRPF).

The IHC also received support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through a Leader with Associate (LWA) Cooperative Agreement with HFHI, which provided financial support for the program of the IHC from 2005 to 2010. In 2006 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) granted funds to the IHC to support its participation in the World Urban Forum III.

IHC Founding Sponsors

The National Association of REALTORS ® (NAR) is the largest trade association in the world serving more than 1.1 million real estate professionals in the United States and around the world. Based in the United States, NAR is known as the ‘Voice of Real Estate ® ‘ representing its members in government and legislative issues as well as advocating the value of home ownership in public awareness campaigns.

NAR Global, a division of NAR, plays an integral role in opening doors for REALTORS ® to compete in the global marketplace. By keeping members informed of the latest real estate developments around the world, leveraging 80 business partnerships in 59 countries, and providing educational resources NAR equips its members to compete and succeed in a global market. For more information visit

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2 million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is a professional association of Canadian real estate practitioners, with a current membership of over 100,000 individuals. CREA has a rich history of involvement in affordable housing issues in Canada and internationally.

The IHC’s Members (As of September 2015)

  • AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust
  • Affordable Housing Institute
  • Beekman Advisors
  • Canadian Real Estate Association
  • Chemonics International
  • Cordaid
  • Development Innovations Group
  • Enclude
  • Global Communities
  • Global Urban Development
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Housing Capital Advisors
  • Housing Partnership Network
  • International City/County Management Association
  • International Real Property Foundation
  • Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
  • J.J. Palmtag, Inc.
  • Landesa
  • Millennium Water Alliance
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Association of Realtors® (NAR)
  • National Housing Conference
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Research Triangle Institute (RTI)
  • Somerset Development Company
  • Stewart Information International
  • TCG International
  • Urban Institute
  • Water Aid America
  • Westmoreland Associates
  • Women’s Council of REALTORS
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