With a deficit of over 2 million housing units in California created by 30+ years of low housing production, there is now wide recognition that California needs to multiply its production of new housing near jobs and transit.  Local organizations such as non-profits, schools and employers are increasingly looking for reliable partners who can develop quality housing that meets specific affordability and environmental goals. These mission-aligned land partnerships have a valuable role to play in creating quality housing units. 

Our team is trained to listen and fully understand the goals & objectives of each of the land partners we meet, while sharing our relevant development experience.  We work with partners ranging from churches to social services non-profits to employers.  We typically source all of the capital needed to create new housing and create a very low-risk structure for our partners.


At times our land partners have been integral components of their neighborhood, established in the community for generations. We take the time to learn about the desires of our land partners and incorporate them into the project design, financial goals, timing, and target residents. We take the time to share our knowledge of the development process and provide clarity for our partners.

Before the cranes go up, years of work go into the design and finance of new housing projects. Envision Housing can operate as a catalyst to bring a project from conversation to completion by minimizing several of the risks associated with housing development for our land partners. For example, we can fund and complete the tasks involved with entitlement and arrange the capital to pay for all project expenses. This means that our partners are not forced to invest significant sums of capital, nor risk the ownership of their land in order to build mission aligned housing.

The rewards for land owners are substantial: without putting down any capital, they can help create affordable and workforce housing for the community they seek to help, help manage the process, and generate positive, long-term cash flow as part-owners of the project.

Modular Construction

Modular construction can be the most efficient, least costly, most expedient, and highest quality method of construction for multifamily buildings.  Our team has specific and unique knowledge when considering Modular Construction for certain projects. 

Local Policy 

In addition to building quality affordable and middle-income housing, Envision Housing supports improvements to state and local policy that can foster the appropriate incentives for the construction of such housing.

Envision Housing’s Managing Partner, Sibley Simon’s white papers published by MBEP are examples of the work that our firm supports to improve housing

What Realistic Policy Changes Could Improve Housing Affordability in the Monterey Bay Region? 

Enhanced Bonus Density- Monterey Bay Economic Partnership- White Paper

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