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     The staff of Comprehensive Housing Services, Inc. (CHS) is well-versed in all Federal, State and local resources for community development. Program management staff are trained in the statutory and regulatory limits of Community Development Block Grant Program, the HOME Investment Partnership Act and HOPE III. Also, CHS has extensive experience in designing and operating housing programs which utilize local funds such as Housing Trust funds.

     CHS currently operates single-family rehabilitation programs and a fully automated CDBG and HOME programs. In addition, CHS operates first-time homebuyer programs using both local and HOME program monies and understands the specific regulatory requirements that apply to each source of funding such as maximum housing cost and environmental concerns (i.e., lead-based paint).

     CHS has extensive experience in conducting on-site training for Clients in the laws and regulations concerning community development and has conducted both workshop training and individualized instruction to aid clients. Due to the in depth knowledge of CHS staff, CHS is able to modify all client training activities to ensure the greatest provision of information and assistance to clients. These services include:


*PROGRAM DESIGN:
CHS prepares policy and procedural guidelines for community development and affordable housing programs, whether the programs include rehabilitation loans, leveraging of lender funds, tenant assistance, first-time homeownership or other eligible activities.

*TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE:
CHS has extensive training experience in all areas of Housing, Community Development, Redevelopment, Economic Development, and other related areas. In addition, CHS provides technical assistance to clients on an on-call basis and remains available to all clients to address questions and help solve difficulties.

*IMPROVING PROGRAM OPERATIONS:
CHS analyzes and improves existing program operating procedures such as application intake, loan processing, title and credit review, construction inspection, work write-up preparation, contractor selection and construction monitoring.

*DAVIS BACON MONITORING:
CHS provides on-going Davis Bacon wage compliance monitoring and interviewing activities to ensure contractor compliance with prevailing wage requirements.

*IDIS SET UP AND TRAINING:
CHS provides on site staff training to operate the IDIS computerized reporting system for client agencies to ensure proper project set-up and expenditure of CDBG and HOME funds.

*OPERATING AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS:
CHS administers and assumes lead day-to-day responsibility for operating single family and multifamily affordable housing programs, which includes marketing activities, borrower coordination, loan processing, financing, construction monitoring and general administrative work associated with effective operation.

*PROBLEM SOLVING FOR LOCAL AGENCIES:
CHS provides assistance to local government agencies with respect to program funding issues, PHA coordination, contractor disputes, financial services, Davis-Bacon technical assistance and related matters.

*PREPARATION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES:
CHS gathers and analyzes all relevant information and develops a thorough narrative for housing strategies such as the Consolidated Plan and Action Plans, and Neighborhood Revitalization strategies.

*NON-PROFIT CAPACITY:
CHS assists non-profit agencies in developing, owning and managing affordable housing projects as well as preparing tenant selection and project management procedures.

8840 Warner Avenue, Suite 203, Fountain Valley, CA 92708* Email: contact@comphouse.net
Phone: (714) 841-6610*Fax: (714)
841-4341

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