River Street Planning & Development

Planning - Housing

River Street regularly assists communities to assess housing needs and develop integrated strategies that improve the quality, choice, accessibility and affordability of housing. We have developed a range of assessment tools and financing strategies to support the development of affordable and market rate housing, including special needs, homeless, family and senior housing. River Street has prepared housing market studies for a variety of developers, public housing authorities and non-profit organizations to support funding applications to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, in some cases utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits. We have also prepared numerous successful funding applications for affordable housing to these agencies and have designed model housing rehabilitation and homebuyer incentive programs that have been replicated in communities across New York State.


  • Financing Strategies
  • Funding Research
  • HMDA Data Analysis
  • Housing Needs Survey
  • Housing Policy/Strategy
  • HUD Consolidated Plans
  • Market Analysis
  • Needs Assessments
  • Stakeholder Interviews