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Providing expert technical assistance to create housing and strengthen communities

Community Development

Creating affordable housing and building strong communities is complex work. We’re here to help.

MHP delivers the resources and knowledge you need to create and preserve housing and community assets.

Our community development team has expertise working directly with communities, regions and organizations to achieve their housing and community development goals. From innovative community planning practices to knowledge of complex federal grants and programs, our expertise helps to create effective — and lasting — collaboration among community leaders.

MHP increases YOUR capacity to meet the current and future needs of your community. We help you build the local knowledge and leadership to attract and utilize resources to address your own challenges, so you’re positioned to envision and achieve your goals long after your work with MHP.


Does your community need expertise you don’t have? Have a great idea you can’t get off the ground?

Housing Development

MHP, a nationally recognized HUD technical assistance provider, has expertise in single and multi-family housing development and rehab, as well as special needs projects, including supportive, transitional, and culturally relevant/appropriate housing. We’re also a national leader in navigating and complying with federal grants and programs.

Collaborations and Partnerships

MHP has created proven models — like our Housing Institute and our Native Community Development Institute — that teach diverse stakeholders how to collaborate on current and future community development projects. From Native governments, Housing Authorities and departments, to state and county agencies, local governments, philanthropy, chambers of commerce, community banks, and community organizations, MHP brings expertise in developing strong long-term relationships between key community partners.

Community Engagement

From regional dialogues to community planning―we are experts in convening stakeholders and facilitating effective community engagement processes.

Organizational Development

Achieving community goals requires strong local leadership. We can help develop your capacity with board training, strategic planning, staff development, program design and administration, funding applications, grant management and more.

  • Board training and recruitment
  • Staff development
  • Strategic planning
  • Grant management
  • Policies and procedures
  • Program design and administration
  • Funding applications

Community Development

Vibrant communities require a wealth of different assets, from public spaces to social enterprises. We can help you envision and achieve your goals — and often identify or provide loan or grant support as well.

National network

At MHP, we practice what we preach, collaborating with other subject matter experts when projects require knowledge outside of our in-house toolbox. Over the years, MHP has cultivated a rich network of experts to connect you to the assistance you need.

  • Financial management
  • Economic development
  • Site planning and infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Compliance
  • Planning and predevelopment
  • Cultural competence and equitable outcomes

To learn more, contact Barbara Dolan, Deputy Director of Community Development
Barbara.dolan [at] mhponline.org

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