Up to $30,000 recoverable pre-development grant
Access to vetted expertise from affordable housing pre-development professionals
Collaboration with experts in the affordable housing and community development field
Guidance through a 6 phase pre-development process from project feasibility and joint venture agreement negotiations
Apply for our pre-development assistance to cover a variety of development expenses
Once you complete the application to the best of your ability our team will review your application and reach out to you to discuss next steps in the pre-development process
After an initial conversation and reviewing your completed application, we will begin an in depth consultation, if our team determines there could be a feasible project on your property.
Do not agree to anything without consulting with an attorney experienced in housing development who will represent you and only you with regards to this offer. Under no circumstances should the attorney be representing both the congregation and the developer.
Please contact IAHC as soon as possible for advice on moving forward with a project that is in the best interest of your congregation.
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Your congregation might benefit from initial assessments so you can determine what can be realistically developed on your property and begin to explore both housing and non-housing development options. The IAHC can assist with accessing services to help you make decisions about the possibility of development projects on your property and the potential of receiving recoverable grants to assist in the provision of these services. Connect with uto continue the conversation.
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The IAHC provides support for a range of technical pre-development assistance including zoning analysis, feasibility studies, massing studies, and other services.
Affordable housing development is a multi-year process involving many different development entities, consultants, and service providers. The IAHC helps congregations through the initial stages of pre-development starting with project inception and feasibility in preparation for creating a request for proposals or request for qualifications, and negotiating a joint venture agreement with a development partner.
The IAHC provides recoverable grants of up to $30,000 and additional access to pro-bono and in-kind services.
The IAHC partners with a network of affordable housing development professionals, public policy advocates, government agencies, faith networks, and funding partners to create opportunities for FBOs to develop affordable housing.
This means that when an affordable housing project is completed, the initial pre-development grant is returned to the IAHC. If this pre-development grant does not lead to a development project of any kind, this recoverable grant does not need to re-paid.
The IAHC advocates for an end to homelessness and an increased supply of affordable housing including policies that will produce affordable housing, prevent homelessness, and promote rental subsidies and affordable home ownership. Check out our case studies, blogs and events for more information on these initiatives.
The Collaborative and our partners are involved with an evolving set of public policy initiatives. If you would like to participate and support our policy platforms, go to the public policy section of our website or write to us at email@example.com.
You can also sign up for IAHC partner newsletter or call them to learn more.
1. Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, www.iahh.org, Marc Greenberg, Executive Director at 917-913-0098
2. New York State Council of Churches, www.nyscoc.org, Peter Cook, Executive Director, 508-308-8289