About ASHA


The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) was originally formed as a committee of the National Multi Housing Council in 1991, and became an independent non-profit organization ten years later on January 1, 2001.

Members of ASHA are executives involved in the operation, development and finance of the entire spectrum of seniors housing - senior apartments, independent living communities, assisted living residences, and continuing care retirement communities. ASHA's membership consists of both for-profit and not-for-profit operators, lenders and investors, and other prominent professionals. The Association's membership owns and/or manages an estimated 600,000 units of seniors housing in the U.S., with properties located in virtually all 50 states, Canada, and Europe.

Statement of Purpose

The American Seniors Housing Association provides leadership for the seniors housing industry on legislative and regulatory matters, advances research, education and the exchange of strategic business information, and promotes the merits of seniors housing.

Overview
The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) was formed in 1991. Members of ASHA are executives involved in the operation, development and finance of the entire spectrum of seniors housing – independent living, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities.

While most members are for-profit operators or financiers, ASHA’s membership also includes a significant number of executives from leading not-for-profit seniors housing providers and other prominent professionals. The Association’s membership owns and/or manages an estimated 600,000 units of seniors housing in the U.S.  The ASHA membership is comprised of companies with small market and regional presence, as well as most national providers.

Issues Representation
The Association plays an integral role in advocating on behalf of owners and managers who are committed to developing market-driven housing options, services, and amenities for seniors. The American Seniors Housing Association promotes policies favorable to the development and preservation of quality seniors housing by working closely with Congress, the Executive Branch, Federal Agencies, and state and local officials.

ASHA influences national policy by helping shape legislation and regulation that affects the industry. ASHA provides the most efficient and effective means for industry leaders to support government initiatives that promote sound investment in and management of seniors housing.

ASHA's Seniors Housing Political Action Committee was the first PAC in the country to focus exclusively on supporting Federal candidates on the basis of seniors housing issues. Since its creation in 1996, the Seniors Housing PAC has consistently been the largest PAC of its kind in the U.S.

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