What to Expect

By participating in Bright in Your Own Backyard, you can expect that Hello Housing’s team will:


  • Assess your property for feasibility and help you establish a project vision that fits within your available resources

  • Help identify third-party professionals and coordinate design, review potential costs associated with proposals and request refinements of the proposals.

  • Shepherd your project through the permitting process.


  • Help identify contractors and provide construction management support throughout the entire build.

  • Ensure you receive landlord training to support fair housing practices.

We will organize your project budget and schedule into the following five phases, so you can understand the financial implications of moving through each phase.

  • Property feasibility

  • Site visit

  • Big picture costs

  • Financial assessment

  • Development process overview

  • Emotional readiness to say, "Let's do it!"

  • Architect selection

  • Initial meeting with building and planning departments

  • Selection of products & finishes for the unit

  • Evaluate costs for each phase of the project

  • Design refinement
  • Permit submittals

  • Plan check comment coordination

  • Address permitting questions

  • Coordinate public utility connections

  • General Contractor Identification

  • Contract review

  • Payment review & approval

  • City inspection management

  • Product warranty coordination

  • Lease templates

  • Landlord training

  • Tenant matchmaking

  • Property management referrals


Design & Cost Evaluation


Construction Management

Lease Up