Responding to Community Housing Needs

Housing Development

NCALLís housing development team provides quality technical assistance to nonprofit organizations involved in developing and preserving affordable housing that serves low-income families, the elderly, and farmworkers.

NCALLís technical assistance includes housing development, organizational development and asset management services to establish community partners that are operationally strong, fiscally sound, and producers of affordable housing that is well built and managed.

Housing development technical assistance supports nonprofit sponsors in developing primarily affordable apartment communities through every step of the process. From finding a site, conducting a feasibility analysis, convening the development team of professionals, assembling applications for financing, and monitoring construction and rent-up, NCALLís assistance is available. NCALLís technical expertise helps sponsors wade through the necessary paperwork and assemble the financial packaging for each financing source.


NCALL has expertise in a variety of multi-family housing production programs:

  • USDA Rural Developmentís Section 515 rural rental housing
  • USDA Rural Developmentís Section 514-516 farm labor housing
  • HUDís HOME program
  • HUDís Section 202 and 811 housing
  • FHLBís Affordable Housing Program
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program
  • State HFA financing program

Organizational development and asset management services are provided upon request. Special organizational development services such as Board of Directors and financial management training are available to Delaware housing nonprofits that are certified as a CHDO (Community Housing Development Organizations.) Asset management is a planning process which involves the active and strategic pursuit of an ownerís long term goals for maintenance, management and disposition of its housing complexes.

The work of NCALLís housing development team is furnished through a variety of funding such as a HUD CHDO technical assistance agreement to assist Delaware Community Housing Development Organizations and U.S. Department of Labor funds to assist nonprofits to provide permanent and temporary housing for farmworkers throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. Fee based services are provided upon request.

Having assisted with the development of a number of affordable housing communities which include multi-family rental, elderly rental, transitional housing, single room occupancy, single family subdivisions, acquisition and rehabilitation of single family houses, and housing for farmworkers, NCALL has successfully addressed many of the typical obstacles that affordable housing developers face. Through this technical assistance, NCALL has aided community based nonprofit corporations to develop model housing communities serving their local needs throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.

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Community Impact

As of December 31, 2010, 50 housing developments comprised of 1,168 units and leveraging over $85 million in permanent financing have been developed with NCALLís technical assistance. The majority are multi-family apartment communities serving families, elderly, and farmworkers. This assistance was provided to 15 community-based nonprofit housing development corporations.

Housing Development Activity in FY '12

  • Provided technical assistance to Better Homes of Seaford through the construction phase for the 35 unit Hampton Circle elderly community in Seaford, DE.
  • Provided technical assistance to Accomack-Northampton Regional Housing Authority through the construction phase for the 26 unit Mill Run family apartments in Belle Haven, VA.
  • Provided technical assistance to MHDC for the financing and development of the 52 unit North Lake Village apartments in Middletown, DE.
  • Assisted Accomack-Northampton Regional Housing Authority to gain ownership of the William Hughes farmworker housing apartments in Eastville, VA, and apply for necessary renovation financing for the 34 units. NCALL also assisted with the new farm labor housing application for 24 units in Accomack County.
  • Leveraged just over $8.9 million in construction development in the above projects, contributing to the local economy through contractors, suppliers and jobs.


The Delmarva Peninsula; from Wilmington, Delaware to Cape Charles, Virginia.

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