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The National Housing Center


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1201 15th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception
  • Click to experience one of Washington, D.C.’s most premier venues
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  • Atrium - casual receptionAtrium - casual reception
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  • Atrium - Expo/Marketplace setupAtrium - Expo/Marketplace setup
  • Auditorium - DJ EventAuditorium - DJ Event
  • Atrium - Lounge SetAtrium - Lounge Set
  • Auditorium - dinner eventAuditorium - dinner event
  • Atrium - plated eventAtrium - plated event
  • Atrium - cocktail serviceAtrium - cocktail service
  • NHC CateringNHC Catering
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  • Breakout SpaceBreakout Space
  • Atrium - marketplace setAtrium - marketplace set
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  • Atrium - cocktail hourAtrium - cocktail hour
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About The National Housing Center

The National Housing Center (NHC), located in Washington, D.C., is the perfect corporate event venue for conferences, cocktail receptions, banquets or off-site board meetings. The NHC will impress your guests with its premiere event space fit for any corporate or social event under the sun.

The NHC is located right in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. near world-class restaurants, shopping and tourist attractions. The venue can accommodate parties with 6 to 800 attendees, meaning that your event is sure to be a success regardless of its size. Our event spaces are known for their ambience and character. For example, the Atrium is outfitted with a 2-story glass wall that is sure to awe your guests. The event space offers floor to ceiling windows, so attendees can enjoy plenty of natural light during the day and stunning views of the city of Washington, D.C. at night.

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

The NHC maintains an ever-expanding supply of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment in our 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.

The premier venue is surrounded by hotels with ample parking garages on both sides and has three Metro stations in walking distance, making commuting to and from the venue largely hassle-free for guests. The NHC has built strong relationships with area hotels and car service partners should your attendees require lodging or transportation services in the Washington, D.C. area. Those that require a bit of logistical help with their event will be happy to find that the National Housing Center’s experienced meeting planners are able to offer full-service support to ensure your corporate or social event is successful.
Ronald Regan Washington National Airport - 15 minutes

Taxi | Bus | Metro | Lyft | Uber

Onsite: Yes Fee
Fee: Front door valet parking available for evening/weekend events


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO

ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site

900 Attendees

6 Spaces

Theatre Style 450 | Classroom Style 280 | Standing Reception 600 | Seated Reception 415



Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

Alcohol ConsumptionYES

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Amenities + Unique Experiences


ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site

Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
Catered Event

Meeting + Event Spaces
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Atrium Floorplan
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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.
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Auditorium Floorplan
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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.
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Conference Room A, B and C Floorplan
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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.
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Conference Room A, B and C Floorplan
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Conference Room A, B and C Floorplan
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Conference Room D Floorplan
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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.


Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Ronald Regan Washington National Airport - 15 minutes
Transportation + Parking
Onsite Parking



Equipment Available On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors


  • 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

  • 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)



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.

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.