Affordable Housing2018-11-27T12:32:45+00:00
Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Fast-track approvals and activate silent supporters to build better communities. Empowering affordable real estate developers with technology.

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Build Community Support

Build support from the entire community.

By using coUrbanize, affordable housing developers reach a wider, more representative group of community members. The coUrbanize platform helps developers build a relationship with neighborhood residents.

Our partners are using coUrbanize to build better projects faster.

JAS
Full Circle Communities
Winn Companies
Beacon Communities

Get approvals fast.

Correct misinformation and ensure that the community’s needs are addressed to keep your timeline and your budget on track.

Opinions

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“With coUrbanize, we were able to build a buzz and resonate with the community early on in the process. The project page allowed us to communicate naturally from one place. coUrbanize gave a voice to busy people, and the resulting comments reaffirmed the project vision. We received approvals on schedule.”

Darcy Jameson

Beacon Communities

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“coUrbanize is smartly organized, very intuitive, and easy to use. It will help us listen, understand, and respond to the desires and concerns of the community – ultimately enabling us to develop a project that the residents and local stakeholders help to design.”

Drew Colbert

Winn Companies

Activate silent supporters.

These community members are excited about the benefits new affordable housing can bring to their communities, but they can’t make it to in-person meetings.

Activate Silent Supporters

FAQs

Affordable housing projects

How can coUrbanize help my affordable housing project?

With coUrbanize, you take control of the conversation. When you build a project hub for your affordable housing development on coUrbanize, you avoid ambushes, gain opportunities to address misinformation, and activate the silent supporters of affordable housing that live in your community.

coUrbanize’s technology platform accelerates project timelines, helps developers overcome NIMBYism, and makes projects inclusive with less opposition and more outreach. Use coUrbanize to share plans, secure approvals faster, and streamline communication – from conception to approval to ribbon cutting.

How is coUrbanize different from what I’m already doing?

coUrbanize is a technology enablement tool that enhances the process of getting feedback from the community. Affordable housing developers like Beacon Communities use coUrbanize to activate a project’s silent supporters and YIMBYs, ensuring that the planning process isn’t held hostage by a vocal minority of project opponents. They also receive better quality feedback, which makes it possible to iterate on plans faster and avoid expensive delays.

coUrbanize’s tools actually streamline the community meeting process. Project data and feedback can be easily packaged and presented for meeting attendees, and included in the public record. coUrbanize also has innovative tools like text messaging that enable and enhance community feedback in real-time during meetings.

There isn’t any community opposition for my project. Why do I need coUrbanize?

coUrbanize makes the most of strong community connections while also including everyone in the conversation. With the coUrbanize technology platform, development teams are efficiently scaling outreach and shortening timelines, keeping their projects on time and on budget.

Affordable housing developers who use coUrbanize give all community members an equal voice, regardless of individual schedules, time constraints, and other barriers to participation. coUrbanize community members engage with developers through inclusive technology like text messages and online forums, ensuring better outcomes and strengthening community connections for years to come.

How much time does it take to manage a coUrbanize project?

Developers can get a new coUrbanize project up and running in less than a day – in most cases, it only takes a few hours. Once a project is live, coUrbanize scales outreach online so developers are spending as little as 15 minutes a week communicating with community members through email updates and a moderated discussion forum. coUrbanize also has a dedicated community outreach specialist to help affordable housing developers save time and incorporate best practices for their project.

Avoid ambushes, hijackings & derailments

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Ensure more productive, predictable community meetings with our white paper

Community meetings are a necessary part of the entitlement process, but they can also be a waste of time. A few well-organized vocal opponents can cause delays that drive up costs up by tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Luckily, with the right strategies, you can ensure more productive and predictable meetings – which means time and money saved.