Compass Affordable Housing’s (CAH) ability to coordinate resources necessary to tackle challenging affordable housing design, development, and financing has made it a leader in partnering with communities to address housing needs. CAH and staff partnerships with community groups, investors, federal and state agencies, as well as local municipalities, have brought millions of dollars of investment to help invigorate communities and distressed neighborhoods. We have a wealth of experience supervising and directing project management teams including architects, realtors, contractors, financing professionals, lenders, and consultants. We pride ourselves on being able to make significant, positive differences in communities and neighborhoods.
Our mission is to improve the quality of family and community life by developing, producing, and managing high quality, service-enriched, affordable housing. We strive to increase efforts that make housing affordable on the local, state, and national levels. We believe that all people, no matter their income, should have the opportunity to live in quality, affordable housing. We support low and moderate-income persons, including those who have special needs. CAH develops housing that transforms property and the lives of residents and communities.
Working with a strong team of financial consultants, funders, contractors, architects, legal counsel, and investors, CAH and staff have completed several affordable housing projects in Arizona, including tribal land, and financed by several sources. Projects have been nominated for and received awards and recognition. CAH recently completed a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project that included substantial reconstruction of a 59-unit dilapidated apartment complex to provide a 72-unit permanent housing complex with supportive services.
CAH staff has extensive experience in affordable housing development, construction oversight and financing, project development, federal funding, and program and project compliance. In addition, CAH staff have rich educational backgrounds in organizational and business management; agency and program reorganization; program design and implementation; capacity building; resource utilization management; direct service delivery; accounting, audit and compliance; financing and financial operations; operations management; and the acquisition, new construction, and rehabilitation of properties and sites that serve low-income populations.
CAH’s experience also includes experience with:
- HOME and CDBG
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
- HUD Homebuyer Counseling and First-time Home Buyer programs
- USDA Mutual Self-Help Housing
- HUD Tenant Opportunities Program
- HUD Supportive Housing Program
- HUD Section 811and HUD HOPE 3
- Arizona Department of Housing State Housing Funds
- Low Income Tax Credit
- US Department of Agricultural Rural Development Programs
- State of Arizona’s Prison Cities Housing Development Funds
- Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program
- Department of Economic Security ESG and Child Care Administration