Housing and Development Services, Inc. d/b/a Housing and Development Software, LLC (HDS) was established in 1998, and has over 16 years’ experience in the housing, finance and community development markets. During this time, we have partnered with over 75 state and local housing agencies and provided effective software solutions.
Since our inception, our mission has been to develop software solutions and related services solely for the affordable housing industry. Our focus on this market has led to HDS being the preferred software solutions provider for agencies nationwide.
With the development of each of our software suites, we have worked closely with industry professionals, agency staff, and participated in industry working groups to ensure that we incorporate necessary functionality and regulatory requirements in the software. Our commitment to bringing industry expertise in-house has been a priority for us, capitalizing on in-house professionals who have a strong background both in this industry and in software solution development and deployment. Our philosophy is to engage all staff and ensure that they have a strong knowledge of our customer’s needs, mirroring the affordable housing market criteria. We have formed many partnerships throughout the fifteen years of dedicated service; these include various HUD divisions, industry organization and third party vendors.
For the past few years HDS has been implementing Agile Methodologies throughout the Corporation in order to assist in continuous improvement of our services and market response. Among the benefits of Agile are working very closely with our clients in shorter iterations where delivery of the modifications is incremental and frequent. This collaborative approach ensures that the risk of delivering the wrong solution is minimized, and allows timely feedback and adjustments to the project if necessary. HDS continues to institute industry best-in-class processes and project development methodologies using Agile delivery methods, which allows us to consistently deliver projects on time and on budget.
With every project we undertake, we understand that time is of the essence and that with the pace at which business moves it is important to implement effective, useful solutions with this consideration in mind. It is our experience that the most successful projects are those where open and constant communication is maintained, and any new risks are immediately brought to the table for consideration of possible solutions so that the project can proceed with minimal interruptions. HDS Agile collaborative and incremental approach has minimized the risk of delivering the wrong solution due to the constant effective communication, shorter iterations for delivery of incremental updates and timely feedback that allows for adjustments to the project if necessary.
Since 1998 Housing and Development Software LLC has designed, developed and successfully deployed an array of software solutions to the affordable housing industry. HDS feels that we are best poised to provide agencies the best solution and the highest return on investment long-term.