Customer Spotlights2022-04-12T12:48:29-04:00

Customer Spotlights

Creating affordable housing in high-income, suburban neighborhoods has historically been an uphill battle — which is why Mission First Housing Group took an innovative approach to their Patuxent Commons project in Columbia, Maryland. The Mid-Atlantic—based affordable housing developer partnered from the beginning with the Howard County Autism Society, a well-respected local organization, which proved to be crucial in gaining the project the community support it needed to overcome political hurdles.

“We loved having the Autism Society as a partner,” says Elizabeth Everhart, Senior Development Manager at Mission First. “They’ve been instrumental in making sure the community is informed correctly and really advocating for the project, as there are some unique approvals — It would be easy for this project to be voted down without the support of the Autism Society.”

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Patuxent Commons, Mission First Housing Group
Patuxent Commons, Mission First Housing Group

Just A Start –  Cambridge, MA

Just A Start, whose affordable housing project at 52 New Street completed its design review process in January 2022, is being hailed as a “poster child” for the Affordable Housing Overlay (AHO) program, an ordinance passed by the city of Cambridge aimed at reducing the cost of building affordable housing [...]

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