POAH looks back on 20 years of mission

From a small start-up with a powerful idea in 2001, POAH has grown to a robust and mature organization, creating and managing affordable homes for more than 20,000 people. Throughout our history, we have remained mindful of the original mission as we preserved individual properties, pursued complex multi-property transactions, and created new mixed-income, mixed-use developments.

by POAH President/CEO Aaron Gornstein
Thought Leadership:

What the new HUD secretary can do to meet our nation’s pressing housing challenges

The upcoming federal infrastructure bill provides a unique opportunity to expand affordable housing options. While new funding for housing production and rental assistance is imperative, there are a number of measures HUD can take to ensure these forthcoming resources are spent effectively.


Hawthorne Place Apartments begins renovations; celebrates Youth of the Year

There's great news from POAH's family property in Independence, Missouri - the largest affordable housing development in the state - as POAH begins renovations on the 745-unit complex. read press release
In addition, Hawthorne celebrated resident Aleisa W., who was named the top winner in Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City Youth of the Year competition earlier this year.

ALEISA: Youth of the Year
Aleisa, age 16, is a ten-year Club member and a sophomore at Van Horn High School. She is involved with Club programs such as Torch Club, Keystone Club, and SMART Girls at the Club.  A proponent of social justice, Aleisa has been active in her community by using her voice to enact change for all.

Aleisa talks about her goals in this 3-min video
Chicago: POAH plans sustainable buildings on the West Side
The development in the Garfield neighborhood will create an affordable housing community that will be Passive-House certified and Net Zero, meaning the total amount of energy used is equal to the renewable energy generated on-site. The sustainable building will foster a strong sense of community and be a model for resilient construction in the City of Chicago. The proposal is part of an international competition encouraging sustainable design in metro areas.
read Chicago Sun Times article
2020 Community Impact Report
The 2020 Community Impact annual report celebrates the resilience of staff and residents who delivered vital services to residents throughout the pandemic - food, public benefits, rent and utility assistance, as well as much needed individual and community engagement. 

POAH's mission is to create, preserve and sustain affordable, healthy communities that provide economic security, racial equity and access to opportunity for all people.