About Us

Who We Are

Affordable Housing DevelopersAHDVS is represented by professionals skilled and experienced in the execution of affordable housing development. The principles deliver experience in planning, finance, and construction. Our goal is to develop affordable housing communities that add to the diversity and quality of choices for families, seniors and persons with disability.

To This End, the development of a successful residential community results from the implementation of a comprehensive "plan of action" that is rooted in a sound financial strategy that is reasonable and readily available to the project. Understanding how to develop and execute a financial strategy that achieves the development objective is the challenge and opportunity in creating "communities of choice".

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Mission & Value

Sound Financial PlanningOur mission is to integrate sound financial planning and design-build services into a comprehensive development plan that results in a cost effective and visually attractive residential community that creates sustainable affordable housing for families, seniors and persons of disability.

Whatever  the project, we believe our investments go beyond bricks and sticks. As part of the affordable housing community, we share a dedication to community development and sustainability. We value public- private partnerships and are committed to developing long-term relationships. We eliminate financial risk and value local stakeholders’ opinions. We are a family of businesses working together with the community to build quality affordable housing that empowers.

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James Roberts | Senior Managing Director

James Roberts is an experienced developer of affordable housing rental communities for families, seniors, veterans and persons of disability. Jim is experienced in developing sustainable affordable housing communities in collaboration with nonprofits, public housing authorities and private developers. Jim is skilled at executing multi-layered financing programs that incorporate:

  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Housing Trust Funds
  • FHLB Community Investment Programs
  • RAD
  • HOME Funds
  • HUD Insured Mortgages
 

Jim possesses over 20 years of experience and has participated in the development of approximately 1,600 units. Mr. Roberts is experienced at creating jobs through construction and management consistent with Section 3 and MBE and WBE requirements. Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts and Architecture Degrees from Rice University and a MBA Degree from the University of Chicago.

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Project Listing Includes:

Project Name # Units Location Budget (in millions)
The Meadows 96 Holland, Mi 14.0
Bethlehem Village 72 Harvey, IL 6.2
Windsor Square Apts. 106 Gary, IN 7.0
McMilan Park Apts. 226 Fort Wayne, IN 8.0
Brittany Apts. 220 Decatur, GA 12.0
Green Oaks 396 Palos Hills, IL 22.0
Hidden Lakes 210 Schereville, IN 14.0
Liberty Meadows Estate Phase I 74 Joliet, IL 18.0
Liberty Meadows Estate Phase II 42 Joliet, IL 10.0
Water's Edge (*) 68 Joliet, IL 20.0
St. James Place (**) 26 Pontiac, IL 10.0
Macoupin Homes (**) 38 Macoupin Country, IL 12.0
St. Elizabeth Residences (*) 48 Channahon, IL 12.0
Hawthorne Lakes Senior Residences (**) 36 Frankfort, IL 12.0
Total 1,658   $177.20
 

Note:
(*) Finance approved
(**) Under Construction

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