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The National Housing Center

1201 15th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005

600Largest Group
6Meeting Rooms
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  • AuditoriumAuditorium





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  • Catering
  • Technology
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The National Housing Center (NHC) is the perfect facility for groups that want to hold conferences, cocktail receptions, banquets or off-site board meetings in a unique and memorable Washington, D.C. event space.

NHC is located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC near restaurants, shopping and tourist attractions and can accommodate groups of 6 to 600 attendees. The Atrium is outfitted with a 2-story glass wall sure to awe and most event space offers floor to ceiling windows so attendees enjoy plenty of natural light during the day and stunning city views at night.

There are no food and beverage minimums at NHC. Catering is provided through some of the finest catering vendors Washington, DC has to offer. All NHC clients enjoy a 10% discount on catering orders placed with our approved vendors.

NHC maintains an ever-expanding supply of state-of-the-art audio visual equipment in our Washington, D.C. event space. Whether you require basic microphones and Wi-Fi access or webcasting and recording services, our full-time dedicated A/V staff is on-site and available to quickly service your technology needs.

NHC is surrounded by hotels and ample parking garages on all sides and has three (3) Metro stations in walking distance. We enjoy strong relationships with area hotels and car service partners should your attendees require lodging or transportation services. NHC’s experienced meeting planners are able to offer full-service support to ensure your National Housing Center Washington, D.C. event is a success.
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The National Housing Center:
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Ronald Regan Washington National Airport / 15
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Lyft
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Yes
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
600
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
6
Largest Classroom Style:
280
Largest Theatre Style:
450
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Fee
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
All National Housing Center clients enjoy a 10% discount on catering orders placed with our approved vendors. Discounted pricing is available for federal and non-profit organizations.
Phone:
202-266-8429
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Social/Special events
Wedding Receptions




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Atrium The atrium of the National Housing Center features four-story glass walls for a truly magnificent event space and can accomodate up to 600 guests for receptions and parties.

12,230
Auditorium Our auditorium can seat up to 450 attendees and features soaring two-story windows that allow you openness and natural light or shades for the option of privacy. The auditorium also features an LCD projector with computer interface and a projection screen for broadcasts or teleconferencing. This premier space is incredibly versatile – perfect for hosting a number of engagements including keynote speakers, banquets, board meetings, roundtable discussions, focus groups, receptions and more.

5,209
Conference Room A Conference rooms A, B and C can be used as individual rooms or as a combined space. From break-out rooms to receptions, these areas are ideal for many different styles of events.

503
Conference Room B

411
Conference Room C

499
Conference Room D Located outside of the auditorium entrance, this room often serves as a speaker-ready room or as on-site operations headquarters. This space also offers great functionality as a meeting space, or as a break-out session or reception room.

567

Catering

  • La Prima Catering
    Catering for every occasion to include hot buffet, sandwich platters, casual to upscale fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Impressive presentation and able to accommodate cocktail/evening receptions. Also able to provide design and event planning services for cocktail/evening receptions and plated events. Servers, bartenders and on-site chefs available.
    laprimacatering.com
  • Saint Germain
    Catering for every occasion to include hot buffet, sandwich platters, and casual to upscale fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Impressive presentation and able to provide custom cocktail/evening reception and plated event menus. Servers and bartenders available.
    saintgermaincatering.com
  • Monumental Food Catering
    Catering for every occasion to include hot buffet, sandwich platters and casual to upscale fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Impressive presentation
    and able to provide custom cocktail/evening reception and plated event menus. Servers and bartenders available upon request.
    monumentalfood.com
  • Green Leaf Catering
    Casual and upscale catering for the eco-conscious client. All food is sourced locally and responsibly. Delicious vegetarian and meat options are available. Menus change seasonally. Able to accommodate cocktail/evening receptions.
    dcgreenleaf.com
  • Fresh Connections Catering
    Catering for every occasion to include hot buffets, sandwich platters and casual to upscale fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Impressive offerings and able to accommodate cocktail/evening receptions.
    fccatering.com

Technology

TypeDescription
Audio
  • Polycom Conference Phone
  • Wireless Hand Held Mic
  • Wireless Lapel Mic
  • Marantz Digital Voice Recorder
  • 8 Channel Mixers
  • 4 Channel Mixers
  • 6 Channel Press Box
  • Equalizers, Single 31 Band
  • 15”Loudspeaker with Stands
  • Wired Hand Held Mic
  • Sets of Stereo PC Speakers
  • DDS 5900 Push-to-Talk Mics
  • DDS 5900 Control Units\Power Supplies
  • Con1 Push-to-Talk Mics Including 2 Chairman Mic
  • Con1 Push-to-Talk Mic Control Units\Power Supplies

Video
  • 70” Monitors
  • 50” Monitors
  • 50” LCD Confidence Monitor
  • Slide Advancer R400/Laser Pointer
  • Cannon Digital Video Camera with Tripod
  • Projectors 3500 Lums (Subject to Availability)
  • Switcher
  • 19”Dell Monitors
  • Cannon Digital Video Camera with Tripod
  • In-house Studio Camera with Tripod (Subject to Availability)

Testimonials

  • The National Housing Center is our organization’s first choice for a venue when holding large meetings. It’s in a prime location with very reasonable rates, especially for audio visual needs, which is ordinarily quite expensive. Over the past five years, the Center has facilitated many of our events. It’s an outstanding facility with excellent, professional staff who are truly a joy to work with.
    Kenton K., Washington, DC

  • We have been holding events at the National Housing Center for more than a decade and absolutely love the space. The atrium is spectacular for all types of networking events. It’s huge, open and airy, and lets in loads of light! The auditorium is the perfect space for our faculty lectures, speed networking events and other programs that require lecture-style or ballroom-type setups for 200+ guests. The staff are a true pleasure to work with. This is a premier event space in a fabulous D.C. location.
    Eileen D., Burlington, VT

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