Affordable Housing

Results Through Knowledge

With more than 1,300 clients — including 5 of the top 50 housing owners in the U.S. — we know the affordable housing industry.  But knowing you is the key to creating value.

Because we believe better relationships produce better results, we train our professionals to deliver highly-valued client experiences. And it shows. Our client satisfaction ratings are 45% higher than the industry average.*

We offer all the sophisticated services you expect from a top CPA and advisory firm — but it’s our service style that sets us apart.

With more than 30 years of experience serving the affordable housing industry, we can help you stay compliant, manage risk and make smart decisions. But we also respond promptly, deliver quality and truly care about your success.

Just as you invest in your business to provide people with a place to call home, we invest in building a helpful working relationship with you. We call it results through remarkable relationships.

* Based on third-party surveys of accounting firm customers.

Reach Across Industries

When pursuing your goals, working with a firm that offers connections and experience in the right business sectors can make all the difference.

As a Top 100 firm, we offer the depth, access and familiarity across industries you’d expect. As a result,  we competitively meet the needs of any entity with interests in affordable housing, including investors, developers and syndicators.

Our relevant industry reach includes:

Affordable Housing Solutions

Annual Compliance

  • Audit & financial statement services
  • Tax compliance & planning strategies
  • HUD & rural development electronic reporting

Development Services

  • Review of tax credit applications for 9% allocation
  • Review of tax-exempt bond application
  • Structuring to meet 50% test for tax-exempt financed deals
  • Certification of 10% test for carryover allocations
  • LIHTC placed-in-service cost certification
  • Historic cost certifications
  • HUD cost certifications – mortgagor & contractor
  • Breakeven (MITER & DCR) calculations
  • Review of 8609s & first year credit calculation

Consulting/ Advisory

  • Transaction structuring & financial projections
  • Recommendation for securing other sources of financing
  • Review of partnership allocations & compliance with IRC Sections 704 & 752
  • Restructuring of troubled deals
  • Year 15 exit analysis, including options & strategies for owners
  • CPE training programs for accounting staff

Additional Services

Beyond your industry-specific needs, CSH offers advice and solutions in a wide array of relevant areas, including:

  • Personal wealth planning
  • Qualified plan administration & consulting
  • Employee benefit plan audits
  • Business transactions
  • Litigation support
  • Fraud & forensic services
  • Business valuations
  • Strategic HR services
  • Outsource accounting, bookkeeping & payroll services

A Unique Approach to Client Service

At CSH, we believe better relationships produce better outcomes. We are so passionate about this approach that we published a book entitled The CSH Way, documenting our unique commitment to client service.

Our professionals are specially trained to deliver highly-valued client experiences, and our superior client satisfaction ratings are the result. In a recent independent survey, our client satisfaction ratings were 45% higher than the industry average*.

Here’s a closer look at results we’re proud of.

Over 98% of affordable housing clients surveyed said CSH professionals:

Provide personal attention
Are responsive
Understand their business needs

Learn more about our firmwide client satisfaction results here.

Clients Served


Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio
Affordable Housing Association of Indiana
Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition
Columbus Apartment Association
Council for Affordable and Rural Housing
Council for Rural Housing and Development of Ohio
Franklinton Development Association
Illinois Housing Council
Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association
National Affordable Housing Management
National Council of State Housing Agencies
Ohio Assisted Living Association
Ohio Housing Council
Strength Matters

Thought Leadership

It is imperative to keep our clients abreast of new legislation, relevant topics and trends. Our professionals are more than CPAs. They are authors, speakers and industry leaders who  offer insights on industry-specific topics and challenges.

CSH publishes articles, resource guides and hosts webinars and seminars aimed at keeping you informed and performing at your best.

Affordable Housing Guidance

At CSH, we’re not just accountants; we’re leaders, authors, speakers and association members. Our professionals have deep affordable expertise, and share their insights for the good of our clients and the industries we serve.

Recent Articles

Upcoming Conferences

Check back soon to see the events at which we’ll be guests, sponsors and speakers. We’d love to connect with you there.

Upcoming Webinars

Our webinars keep you in-the-know on business-critical trends and issues. Check back shortly to see upcoming topics.

Affordable Housing Team

We offer best-in-class technical expertise and services, but it’s the quality of our professionals that set us apart. At CSH, relationships matter, and we believe creating supportive, helpful, working relationships is perhaps the most valuable talent we offer. How can we support you? Contact one of our team members below or explore our searchable page of all firm professionals.

VIEW TEAM