The Partners of For the Future Housing Inc., possess a broad range of relevant expertise for developing and constructing affordable housing. In addition, FTF has extensive resources and relationships with professional firms, subcontractors and consultants that are frequently required to deliver on our commitments. The development cycle and our capabilities include:

Planning: Establish goals and objectives, assess existing housing inventory, create strategies, and determine financial feasibility, community outreach.

Land Acquisition: conduct due diligence including reviewing preliminary title reports, environmental conditions, government restrictions, prepare purchase contracts.

Site Development: Create conceptual design, verify, confirm utilities capacity, assess cost efficiency, compatibility with neighboring communities.

Architectural Design: Establish appropriate mix of housing and other uses, integrate energy and environmentally efficient design features, provide ample community space for implementing resident services programs, create comfortable yet efficient floor plans, thoughtful elevations that enhance the surrounding community, and produce construction documents.

Engineering: On and off-site infrastructure and structure design, applications, permits, coordination with utility and building departments, water management districts, health department.

Entitlements: Obtain required development approvals and permits from jurisdiction agencies including General Plan Amendments, Re-zoning, Development Permits, Architectural Review, CEQA and NEPA review, prepare presentations and department meetings.

Construction Management: Preliminary budgeting and scheduling, define scopes of work, bidding, sub-contractor qualification, contract preparation, construction documentation, weekly meetings, reporting, critical paths, value engineering, budgets, draw requests, work authorizations.

Project Supervision: On site administration, contractors, material suppliers, municipal inspections, scheduling, quality control, team meetings, architectural and engineering liaison, reporting.

Financial: Budgets, financial models, presentations, public and private funding sources, loan documentation and payment schedules.  

Legal: Preparation of contract documentation, filings, recordings, municipal agreements, notices. 

Advocacy: Public officials, civic leaders, community organizations, financial institutions, stakeholders, media, foundations, faith based groups.

Property Management: Manage all aspects of day-to-day operations. This includes, but is not limited to: managing the physical premises, collecting rent & fees, repairs, etc.

Asset Management: Maintaining project fiscal accountability to ensure that long-term goals are always met.

Capital Needs Analysis: In addition to general asset management, this service helps give us a clear view of budgeting needs, present & future.