A consultant who uses his special skills to help develop supportive and mixed-income affordable housing communities, Chapman Todd’s ultimate goal is to end homelessness. By partnering with non-profit and for profit companies throughout the development process and helping them identify available resources that will provide capital, operating and services funding for supportive housing projects, Todd is doing his best to see homelessness ended in our region.
“I am particularly focused on ensuring that projects have sufficient and sustainable social services in place to provide the support necessary for all residents, especially for those that are exiting homelessness,” said Todd. “Additionally, I also specialize in helping community and government leaders by educating them on successful permanent housing models for people we are currently homeless.”
Todd successfully put these skills to work last year when construction began on the John and Jill Ker Conway Residences on North Capitol Street in NE Washington DC. The 124 unit apartment building is being developed by partners Community Solutions and McCormack Baron Salazar and designed by Sorg Architects with the ardent support of Todd, who has been Lead Consultant on the project since it was first considered several years ago. When the building is complete, the property will include 60 units specifically targeted for formerly homeless veterans, 47 units for individual households making 60% of the area median income or less and 17 units for residents referred by the District’s Department of Behavioral Health.
“Conway Residences is the result of strong partnerships between local and federal government leaders, philanthropy, services provides, faith community, neighbors and a number of other stakeholders committed to finding innovative ways to creating affordable housing, especially for people at low-income levels,” commended Todd. “I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this phenomenal team.”
Being a HAND member has certainly supported Todd in his consultancy work in a multitude of ways. Over the years, HAND has offered a number of trainings that have allowed him to gain information and knowledge of financing opportunities available in the metropolitan area. Additionally, now that the industry has an enhanced awareness of the challenges existing to create homes for individuals and families with very low-income levels, particularly those who are exiting homelessness, HAND has provided a needed forum for interested members to share experiences – and solutions – on how to meet this need head-on.
HAND is pleased to spotlight Chapman Todd, who certainly contributes to our organization’s COLLABORATION, INNOVATION and TRANSFORMATION within the metropolitan area!