client reviews

“Pennrose Properties has had the pleasure of working with Collaborative Housing Solutions since their inception. Pennrose has enjoyed great success with Collaborative Housing Solutions as a result of their dedication, organization, knowledge, and reliability. 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

“It goes without saying that working with the staff of Collaborative Housing Solutions has exceeded our expectations tenfold. Four successful RAD applications, three successful 9% LIHTC awards, three successful FHLB AHP grant applications, plus sound and candid advice on our decision-making process has resulted in our Authority achieving phenomenal success and growth. Collaborative’s commitment to their clients’ success is inspiring and comforting in a continuously evolving regulatory and development environment.”

– Bob Dull, Executive Director of Griffin Housing Authority

“I first encountered Richelle Patton on a RAD panel and was impressed by her detailed knowledge of RAD. Then several credible people told me she was THE best RAD consultant out there. What I didn’t know at the time was what a quality person she is and what a pleasure it is to work with her. RAD closings are not fun, but Richelle and her team made it as painless as possible and were very thorough and professional. Richelle has amazing relationships with HUD and other key professionals, which made our entire process relatively smooth and efficient. Jon has also advised us on an acquisition analysis of a property with a Section 8 HAP contract, which was very helpful. I endorse Richelle, Jon, and their team unequivocally.”William Russell, President and CEO of Sarasota Housing Authority

“Lavonia Housing Authority converted our entire stock to PBRA through the RAD program. Being a small property and one of the first to go through RAD in the first wave, our staff did not have expertise at the time on a few key issues. Shelly was very instrumental in expediting Lavonia’s RAD deal to the closing table. At a time when I was concerned our RAD deal may have some unexpected and relatively serious closing issues, Shelly was able to get us back on track and meet our closing date. Shelly was able to guide us through the process with confidence and professionalism.

Shelly and her team are very knowledgeable of HUD housing programs, a true pleasure to work with. I couldn’t ask for a better team partner than Shelly Patton. I am excited that Collaborative Housing Solutions will be here to meet the needs of the housing industry. I am already a satisfied customer and support Collaborative Housing Solutions.”

– Rick Whitworth, Executive Director of Lavonia Housing Authority

“Shelly and the Collaborative Housing Solutions team are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in navigating the complexities of HUD programs, such as RAD, and in working to pull together diverse interests of the developer, housing authorities, HUD, residents, and other stakeholders. Their style is patient, collaborative, and supportive, while also timely and results-oriented. Their experience and approach make Collaborative a valuable consultant and partner in any complex housing transaction.”Jim Grauley, President and COO of Columbia Residential

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Shelly Patton for nearly a decade, dating back to our nonprofit work developing permanent supportive housing. Since joining a large for-profit developer of Section 8 and LIHTC properties, our firm has had several occasions to call on Shelly and the Collaborative Housing Solutions team. Shelly is a widely known and well respected within the industry, and without exception, she has proven to have the expertise, relationships, and other resources to help make even the most challenging developments a reality. Moreover, Shelly is a thoughtful and conscientious practitioner, and her personal commitment to serving both the providers and residents of affordable housing shines through in all of her work. It is truly a pleasure to partner with Shelly and the Collaborative team, and I would recommend their services without reservation to anyone who shares the goal of providing exceptional affordable housing and services to those in need.”

– David Arning, Vice President of LHP Capital, LLC

“In the early days of RAD, MHA engaged Shelly Patton to help navigate through several financing instruments, which ultimately led to several successful RAD closings for MHA. Shelly was very resourceful and helpful.”Mike Austin, Director of Asset Management of Macon-Bibb County Housing Authority