Community Building Partners

OUR MISSION

Community Building Partners Brings Investment to Communities Through Innovative Collaboration

OUR PROCESS

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Economic

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

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Equitable

Supporting community development and access to service-enriched independent living

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Sustaining

Supporting nonprofit growth and healthy communities

EMPOWERS 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.

FAQs

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

PRESERVING INDEPENDENT LIVING

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.

STRENGTHENING NON-PROFITS

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.

HARNESSING TAX CREDITS

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.

HELPING YOU NAVIGATE FUNDING

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.

A COMMITMENT TO BUILDING BETTER HOMES

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.

OUR COMMITMENTS

Planning & Design

Environmental Stewardship

Collaborative Planning

BROWNFIELD RENEWAL

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