About Foundations Development

Establishing a strong foundation and a successful future.

We believe that everyone deserves safe, affordable housing – regardless of income, age or ability. Backed by our in-depth knowledge of both housing development and finance, we help organizations utilize low-income housing tax credits to make their visions for high-quality housing a reality.

The Foundations Development team oversees every project from start to finish, working closely with our clients, local contractors and facility managers to ensure the success of each application, the quality of the structure and the satisfaction of both residents and neighbors.​

Who we serve

Foundations Development works with local governments and non-profits committed to housing low- to-moderate income families, seniors and special needs populations. By collaborating with government and non-profit leadership, we are able to identify the tax credits that will help facilitate a housing development that fits their needs.

What we develop

We partner with local architects and contractors to design and build everything from single-family homes and duplexes to larger apartment buildings. ​

Rob Woodling

Rob started Foundations Development in 2006 with the goal of providing consulting and turnkey development for affordable housing projects. Over the past 13 years, he has developed nearly $120,000,000 of affordable housing, creating over 625 units in Nebraska and Iowa. As company president, he oversees all operations and holds one of the highest success rate in the state for application approvals.

Rob’s commitment to his community extends beyond his day job to a variety of volunteer roles and community service initiatives in the Omaha area.

Previously, he worked as Director of Asset Management for Midwest Housing Equity Group, Inc., and as an accountant for Goracke & Associates. He received his BSBA in accounting from Creighton University.​

 What Customers are Saying

  • We discovered Foundations Development at the 2005 NIFA Affordable Housing Conference. As a result, Foundations built a 10-home CROWN project in Wayne. The homes have great curb appeal and have attracted other development in the subdivision. Foundations Development has provided sound property management and stable conditions for working families with that project. Wayne completed a thorough Housing Needs Study and invited Foundations Development to build out another CROWN project. Foundations Development will construct another 15 quality, affordable, single family homes in Wayne in 2017. Rob Woodling is attentive to our local needs, and he is measured and in control of his new construction projects and long-term management.

    Nancy Braden Finance Director, City of Wayne
  • I have worked with Rob Woodling for over ten years. Foundations Development has served as our LIHTC Consultant on several projects. Rob is smart and knows all the ins and outs of a complicated program. He is easy to work with, accessible and very patient with others who are not as experienced in the development of affordable housing. His expertise has been essential in our successes. He is great to work with, and I hope to complete many more projects with Foundations Development.

    Maryann Dennis Executive Director, The Housing Fellowship, Iowa City, IA
  • Wells Fargo has a long history of working with Foundations Development and Rob Woodling. We are proud to be involved with six of their Affordable rental projects by providing LIHTC equity, construction financing, and permanent financing. Foundations Development is having a positive impact on many families in the Omaha area by developing and maintaining high quality, safe, stable, and affordable housing – and in doing so strengthening our communities by allowing these families to focus on other areas of their lives beyond housing.

    Kent Paulson Vice President, Community Lending & Investment, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Minneapolis, MN
  • We started working with Foundations Development LLC in 2009. They have been very good to work with and take a very common sense approach to any matter that arises.

    Sheila Miller Chief Executive Officer Douglas County Housing Authority, Omaha, NE
  • Overland Constructors feels very privileged to have a great working relationship with Foundations Development. We have worked with Rob Woodling and Foundations Development for over 10 years and his honesty, loyalty, and character make them one of our favorite customers to do repeated work for. Foundations Development has always treated us fairly, and we greatly value the relationship we have with them. I would highly recommend Foundations Development as a business partner to anyone in the future. You will not find a more honest and trustworthy group to work with.

    Tim Huber Overland Constructors, Omaha, NE
  • In more than 10 years of working with Rob Woodling and Foundations Development, he has time and again demonstrated that he’s a talented real estate professional. He’s made a real, positive difference in the lives of those his properties serve.

    Brian Andersen American National Bank Omaha, NE
  • When I think about some of the special people in affordable housing that have made a significant impact on me personally, Rob Woodling comes to mind. Although he has been extremely successful in creating exceptional housing for low-to-moderate income families in Nebraska; it's his character that I admire most. Rob is incredibly talented and bright and most importantly, extremely humble. He is someone I trust completely.

    Thomas G. Judds President, Judco

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