Development Services

About Development Services at RHLS

Regional Housing Legal Services (RHLS) is a group of experienced lawyers dedicated to improving affordable housing opportunities and promoting community and economic development throughout Pennsylvania.

Highlighted Projects

Areas of Expertise

Affordable Housing

  • Single family homeownership (new construction and rehabilitation)
  • Multi-family rental
  • Single-room occupancy (SRO) housing
  • Emergency, transitional and special needs housing
  • HUD Section 202 housing
  • Limited equity cooperative conversions
  • Land trusts
  • Mobile home parks
  • Low-income tax credit projects

Economic Development

  • Representation of “affordable lenders”
  • Start-up businesses
  • Section 3 employment
  • Business opportunities for lower income persons
  • Mixed use developments
  • Commercial developments

Non-Profit Expertise

  • Entity selection
  • Non-profit mergers and acquisitions
  • IRS tax matters for non-profit organizations
  • Partnerships and joint ventures

Project Development Assistance

  • Helping non-profits to envision, structure, and finance  projects
  • Providing assistance regarding operation of projects