About Us


The Council of Independent State Housing Associations (CISHA) was formed in 2015. As an affiliated independent council under the Housing Advisory Group (HAG), CISHA joins together independent state housing associations into a national council. Since the creation of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, many states have formed statewide associations which are strong advocates for housing policy and provide feedback to their respective state governing bodies. By coming together, CISHA can reinforce state advocacy efforts in Washington to strengthen support and funding for the tax credit program and link associations together to share operational commonalities and best practices. 


Our Mission 

To enhance individual state advocacy for the creation and preservation of affordable housing by working together to amplify state voices in Washington DC; collaborating on innovative policy initiatives and best practices, and being a resource for new independent state housing associations.