Our Approach

We believe housing is the most important contribution a community can make to improve the lives of its people, both today and for future generations.

First Step: Education and Engagement
Throughout a development’s life, we regularly engage community stakeholders. To begin, we seek out those vested in the community’s success to determine the particular needs of the neighborhood. With this knowledge, we create the optimal solution considering areas of health, education, safety, transportation, economic growth, environmental conservation and social renewal. Whether an urban community desires more green space for children or a rural area requires transportation, we carefully consider all the needs in planning, design, building and ultimately operating of the project, keeping in mind that as a community changes our ideas about the best solution must also change.  

Our Team’s Value Focused Approach to Development
From site selection to placing family housing near schools or considering walkability to services and retail, to exploring new sustainable building technology and ideas, we look for the maximum value to the communities we serve in every decision. We believe successful community development fulfills federal, state and local mandates, social service missions, and neighborhood needs, at the same time it provides a return on investments.

UHC delivers market rate quality affordable housing without the higher cost. To control cost and deliver better quality, we employ an internal team that possesses a broad spectrum of expertise that includes in-house design and construction oversight. This insures that from planning to ground breaking to the final detailed finishes, each stage is scrutinized by a qualified UHC professional. As a developer and long-term owner, this allows us to learn from our existing properties, using this information to improve our projects in development.