CSI has developed programs and plans at the agency, local government, and state level and can help your agency develop programs that fit the needs of your clients. Let us help your organization develop a strategic plan, design organizational strategies, create specific programs or identify and apply for program funding. CSI can also help your agency or local government identify local priorities and develop strategies to work within your community on housing and service solutions.
CSI has recently developed a tool for local and state governments that allows agencies to estimate the cost of local housing strategies. This tool can be used to help any housing financing agency estimate agency and other costs and help drive strategic planning efforts. Contact to find out more about how you can use this tool.
Housing Needs Assessment, Market Studies, and HUD Required Publications
CSI has produced housing reports including The Road Home: Denver's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, portions of the Denver Housing Plan, reports on housing needs for the Colorado Division of Housing, the State of New Mexico Regional Housing Authority Assessment and various housing needs assessments in Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and Virginia. Let us profile your city, county, state or nonprofit organization. We are experts in identifying local housing needs, conducting LIHTC and other market studies, Consolidated Plans, Impediments to Fair Housing, Section 3 and Fair housing Plans, and developing local strategies for addressing housing needs.
Project Finance and Development
CSI can ensure your project’s success. Our services include proforma and project predevelopment work, funding application preparation and grant tracking. We have in-depth knowledge of housing finance, funding source requirements and creative finance solutions that help our clients find the financing to get their deals done. Our funding program expertise extends to the HOME, CDBG, LIHTC, FHLB and other resources.
CSI has developed grant and funding request review processes and documents for local and state governments, including funding applications, formal review processes, project tracking databases, underwriting spreadsheets, review checklists and loan committee presentation write-ups. CSI can create these documents to meet all HUD or other funding resource standards and criteria. CSI can also help local and state governments design programs for the HUD HOME and CDBG programs.
State and local governments, housing authorities and nonprofits can benefit from good data. We have created some of the most innovative housing and economic justice research available today. Former projects include data analysis on housing needs in Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.
CSI has created models that estimate the cost of various housing strategies, housing need models for growing communities, financial and programatic models for local housing funds, and statewide housing need models.
CSI has over 60 years of combined experience in housing development, government policy, finance and training. We are able to design training specifically to your audience, or offer basic hands on training designed to teach housing professionals about the development process, finance and regulatory reform. We are available to give one on one training to your staff on housing or development related issues. We are HUD certified spcialists. CSI has designed large group training events, seminars, one-on-one trainings and agency-wide training.
Housing and Community Development Policy
Good policy and benchmarks for success are important to move issues such as affordable housing to the forefront. We are experts in performance measurement, legislative initiatives, and state and local policy making. We can help your state or local agency write strategic plans, Consolidated Plans and Analysis of Impediments, set performance goals, introduce new local or state policy, and measure success.