Housing Development

Housing Tools has over 20 years of experience producing affordable housing in California as developers, municipal administrators, and consultants. This variety of perspectives helps you develop a project that strategically leverages resources and proactively addresses potential roadblocks. We assist with property acquisition, financial structuring, funding applications, entitlement processing, and project management.

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"James Coles and the team at Housing Tools have become a skillful and dependable part of our team. Their knowledge and expertise on the various financing procedures and applications is invaluable and has proved itself through successful funding allocations. I have enjoyed working with the Housing Tools group and appreciate their commitment to both the development of low-income housing and our team at Affordable Housing Development Corporation.Laurie Doyle, Executive Vice President, Affordable Housing Development Corporation
"We have been working with James Coles and his capable team for many years. Because our agency has a small staff, we turn to Housing Tools to meet stringent application deadlines. We have found them to be both reliable and responsive to our needs. We highly recommend them."Bob Havlicek, Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara

Project Management

Housing Tools provides project management services for all phases of affordable housing development, from property acquisition and financial structuring, to lease-up and permanent loan closing. We love to help you formulate your vision, and then make it a reality.

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Gravenstein Apartments

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Site Assessment

Our team will help you efficiently identify and assess sites for development feasibility. This includes analysis of physical and environmental conditions, infrastructure, zoning, and funding feasibility. We will help you understand the opportunities, risks, and timeline associated with your project.

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Nevada City Site Feasibility Study

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Funding Applications

We utilize project management software and a disciplined approach to meeting critical path deadlines to prepare a wide range of successful funding applications. Our experience has included TCAC, CDLAC, CDBG, HOME, MHP, AHSC, PLHA, NPLH, VHHS, IIG, TOD, and AHP applications.

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River City Senior Apartments

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West Grand & Brush Phase 1

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Labor Monitoring

Housing Tools provides labor monitoring for federal and state regulations, including prevailing wages, MBE/WBE, and Section 3 requirements. We have created labor compliance monitoring guides and bid packages that can be customized to your needs.

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Sunseri Construction Labor Compliance Guide

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The Courtyards on Orange Grove

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HUD HAP Contracts

We have expertise in HUD HAP Contract renewals, and will work with you to integrate the HAP contract renewal process with your other financing sources.

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HUD HAP Contracts

Los Robles Apartments and Valentine Court

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Closing Financing

Our firm has developed an effective system for managing finance closing due diligence, document review, and scheduling, so that you can close on-time and on-budget. We have extensive experience with construction and permanent closings involving major funding sources and lending institutions in the affordable housing industry.

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Vista Terrace and Coronado Terrace

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