CDS is a woman-owned, small business based in Chicago that specializes in the project management and implementation of affordable rental and homeownership programs including: rental assistance demonstration PBV and PBRA conversions/Section 18 blends; Section 18 conversions; public housing modernization/development; mixed-finance/mixed-income development and mixed-use development.

Download list of typical services CDS provides to housing agencies.

RAD/Section 18 Conversions/Development Consulting/Project Management

Highly interactive, detailed assistance in RAD project planning, due diligence, predevelopment, closing approvals and post closing activities.

Asset Repositioning/Strategic Implementation

Portfolio review to determine the opportunities and challenges associated with conversion to the Rental Assistance Demonstration program, converting under Section 18, leveraging tax credits, authority funds, state and local funding. Confirming the most strategic approach to HUD’s programs to bring the most revenue to each development and methods to reduce development costs, operating expenses and leverage funds.

Technical Assistance/Training

Capacity building and training of staff, development of procedures manuals and checklists.