about us

Collaborative Housing Solutions is an Atlanta-based consulting firm that specializes in creative problem-solving to develop affordable rental housing. We are especially adept at using multi-layered financing from the public and private sectors. With decades of combined experience in the real estate industry, we use our diverse experience, comprehensive expertise, and proven business acumen to have developed thousands of affordable housing units. We leverage our development expertise to synergistically help our partners fulfill their mission. Our flexibility gives our partners a customized approach to meeting their unique needs. By offering an array of services to choose from, we provide our partners with cost efficient ways to maintain control and receive the exact level of expertise they need. We embrace a spirit of innovation and energy to the developments we serve.

We are experienced in developing along a spectrum of rental housing types, including supportive housing for special needs households, garden-style apartments for families, and communities for senior citizens. We hold a strong determination and passion to serve low-income households in order to increase their access to resources and improve their quality of life.

“My two favorite words to describe Collaborative Housing Solutions are ‘Experienced’ and ‘Innovative.’ The Collaborative Housing Solutions team brings their charm and integrity to every project that they work on.” Mark Straub, Regional Vice President of Pennrose Properties

One of our strongest assets that sets us apart from other consultants is our ability to effectively lead a diverse group of parties to accomplish the common purpose of community-building. We bridge the public and private sectors to leverage the most effective resources for our partners’ communities. We create housing developments with the intent of not only positively impacting the built environment, but people’s lives as well. We enjoy and have expertise in working with our partners to link support services to a property’s residents in order to empower them to succeed in the broader community in which they live. We also support our partners’ residents by donating a portion of our firm’s earned income to services that directly impact their lives. With an eye to the future generations, we operate with a strong commitment to physical, financial, environmental, and social sustainability.

Collaborative Housing Solutions combines
sharp business minds with mission hearts.

services we provide

We provide our consulting services to a variety of stakeholders in the affordable housing industry, with a special focus on assisting owners of existing affordable housing properties and public housing authorities. We offer a full spectrum of development consulting services to create properties that are attractive and sustainable.

  • Project Structuring

  • Feasibility Analysis

  • Financial Modeling

  • Management of Development Process and Team Coordination

  • Management of the Closing Process of Financing

  • Financing Application Preparation

  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
  • FHA Loans
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Grants
  • HOME Loans
  • Conventional Financing
  • HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration program (RAD)

In addition to project management expertise, we also offer consulting in the following areas related to affordable housing development:

  • relocation of residents during a renovation according to federal requirements
  • repositioning strategies for an existing property at the end of its compliance period