Our Process

Collaborate. Build. Sustain.

With each project we undertake, our process involves working with our clients through every step, ultimately creating a sustainable development that serves its residents and exists harmoniously within the larger community.

1. Client collaboration

First, we meet with our client to discuss the feasibility of their proposed project. By comparing their needs with the available resources, we can then adjust the project details bring about a successful application. Our ultimate goal is to have everyone on the same page.

2. Development

As a project moves forward, we take a turnkey approach, handling all major responsibilities, including:

  • Securing tax credits and recruiting investors
  • Obtaining planning, zoning and subdivision approval s
  • Arranging construction and permanent financing
  • Overseeing design and construction
  • Training and supervising management
  • Providing ongoing support

3. Long-term partnership

When all is said and done, we stay on as a partner for 15 years in order to help ensure the development’s compliance and ongoing success.

The benefits that set us apart

When you choose to work with Foundations Development, you can count on:

  • A single point of contact for reliable, convenient communication
  • In-depth knowledge of the low-income housing tax credit application and compliance processes
  • Careful evaluation of your project vs. application requirements, which commonly results in higher success rates
  • An efficient, harmonious development process
  • High-quality housing that matches your vision and won’t reduce neighborhood home values
  • Neighbors who feel safe, reassured and informed
  • Ongoing involvement from your Foundations Development partner after construction is complete

 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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