Community Building Partners


Supporting neighborhood development and empowering communities through collaborative innovation.



Navigating complex financial systems to create healthy returns for partners, investors, and neighborhoods



Supporting community development and access to service-enriched independent living



Supporting nonprofit growth and healthy communities


What We Offer

Community Building Partners empowers communities by repurposing the tools of business and development and sharing the benefits with nonprofit partners and community organizations.

Our expertise in large-scale development, construction management, brownfield remediation, historic preservation, and innovative project finance lays the foundation for our work. We help our partners build their capacity through development advisory services and collaborative research and unite environmental stewardship, community investment, and exceptional design to bridge the gap from vision to execution.

Thurgood Marshall Senior Apartments

86 units of affordable senior housing in Toledo developed by four partners

The Ridges in Athens

$220 million investment in Appalachia creating housing and jobs for OU students, faculty, Athens residents, seniors, and artists

Ritter's Run Apartments

Affordable senior apartments in Mansfield developed by AAA5 with CBP as advisors. These modular cottage-style units by UniBilt include supportive services by AAA5 and earned an Innovation and Achievement award in 2021.

Buckeye Fields

Meeting the local need in Marietta with 64 units of affordable senior housing with partner Buckeye Hills Support Services. Local service providers and the area agency on aging will provide wrap-around services. The project also incorporates solar, which reduce operating costs and pass savings onto the residents, whose utilities are covered by the rent.

Corban Commons

Sister development to Providence Glen, the property has been serving seniors for over 20 years. CBP provided advisory services to three faith-based nonprofits and an affordable housing developer to create affordable properties, managed by Accord Management.

Providence Glen

Sister development to Corban Commons, the property has been serving families for over 20 years. CBP provided advisory services to three faith-based nonprofits and an affordable housing developer to create affordable properties, managed by Accord Management.


We address some of the more common questions here, but feel free to contact us for a consultation.


Studies have shown that the best living arrangement for the physical and mental health of an older person is to live on their own in their own space, whenever possible. This is called independent living. Occasional help with some tasks from a home health aide or other assistance may be needed, so these services are offered separately from rent and can be arranged for anyone living at home, whether in a single-family house or an apartment complex for people over 62.


Just because your organization is a nonprofit doesn’t mean you can’t earn your own money to fulfill your mission. Developing affordable housing—either by yourself or with a development adviser—gives you the chance to serve the needs of your community while also earning unrestricted revenue for your mission.


Do something good for your community by building affordable housing for your older residents, and the government will reward you with a credit you can use to reduce your tax bill. If you’re a nonprofit organization that doesn’t pay taxes, get yourself a for-profit partner, and you can both benefit.


Layering subsidies, grants, and state and federal funds to bring down the cost of operating affordable housing can be a tedious and complex process. That’s why Praxia Partners in here to help. Every subsidy you can apply brings down the cost of rent and expands your potential customer base. With decades of experience in complex financing, we can help you navigate the process so on your organization’s mission.


Community Building Partners supports strengthening communities and strengthening nonprofits. We partnered with Area Agencies on Aging’s Direction Home to roll out a new self-sustaining model for building and operating independent living for older adults. Our model puts a local nonprofit institution, such as an Area Agency on Aging, in the driver’s seat as the developer, with Community Building Partners as their guide. This allows the nonprofit to serve their community better while also opening up new possibilities for unrestricted program revenue.


Planning & Design

Environmental Stewardship

Collaborative Planning


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