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Attainable Housing Development Society

AHDS IS HELPING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ... “Filling the Gap”

There is no single cause for the housing crisis and no single solution, but by working collaboratively with other non-profit organizations and communities, AHDS is helping make a difference.

Attainable Housing is driving a radical paradigm shift in the regions we serve, urging communities, elected officials, city planners, non-profit organizations in need of housing, architects and builders and employers that work with us, to fundamentally rethink the way we design, locate, and develop housing.

We are focusing on the missing middle housing – a range of house-scale building with multiple units – compatible in scale and form with detached single-family homes – located in a walkable neighborhood. We are here to help – our development management services are tailored to the needs of seniors, veterans, housing co-operatives, church groups, heath care organizations among others. Attainable Housing has also contributed our expertise in social purpose real estate to numerous studies, papers, workshops and planning sessions related to affordable housing issues. We continue to worked with municipal, provincial and federal levels of government, crown agencies, and special-purpose organizations to address development concerns and challenge.

Vision
Attainable Housing Development Society is the catalyst - we “fill the gap” by developing and delivering attainable housing for all people, and so future generations will also be able to aquire accessible housing. Thereupon, contributing to the economic benefits and wellbeing of our communities. Attainable Housing team is passionate about making a positive impact and a sustainable contribution to the long-term survival of our communities. We take pride in being a part of creating a sense of belonging, a feeling of stability and of community.
Mission
Our corporate mission is to identify residential real estate and related attainable housing opportunities in which long-term intrinsic value can be created and that will contribute to the betterment of the communities we serve. In the process, Attainable Housing Development Society seeks to establish enduring and trusting partnerships with our clients, stakeholders, and the neighborhoods in which we invest, and to engage in all business with fairness and integrity.

Our Team

Expertise You Can Count On

The AHDS team is staffed by a team of experienced dedicated professionals with nearly 100 years of knowledge and background in the housing and development industry, they understand what works and what doesn’t. Our team members are passionate about making a positive impact and a sustainable contribution to the long-term survival of communities.
Bill Miller

CEO Project Development

Bill is an active leader in the affordable housing development continuum. His background and training are specially geared to make thing happen.  As an EDFP (Economic Financial Development Professional), PMP (Project Management Professional), NCSO (National Construction Safety Officer, and BCCSS (British Columbia Construction Safety Specialist).

Bill also has a background in Community Planning & Building Inspection and has built the capacity to recognize and translate development opportunities into results for numerous communities, non-profit organizations, and First Nations members, making a difference in Canada, and the United States.

Shelly NeVille

Executive Director

Shelly is a dynamic accomplished business professional, with over 35 years experience in Business Management, Project Management, Capacity Building and Proposal Writing.

Shelly is also a registered Immigration Practitioner certified with ICCRC. Her diverse education and background are further enhanced by a legal framework, combined with the BC Government, Court Services, in the Construction Industry and has worked extensively with First Nations.

Shelly fell in love with non-profit organizations many years ago during her tenure at Legal Services. Shelly brings well rounded and unique blend of attributes and expertise to effectively build stronger relationships and to make a difference in peoples lives.

Lisa Clements

CFO/Project Development & Operations Manager

Lisa is responsible for managing all things financial. You will often find Lisa tucked away, busy overseeing the budget and financial strategies for the organization.

Lisa’s many duties include tracking project and operational cash flows, assisting the CEO & Executive Director in financial planning. Lisa’s responsibilities include internal reporting to the Board of Directors and external financial reporting as well as stewardship of the organization’s assets. Her role is also forward looking and expanding to incorporate strategy and develop business partnerships.

Lisa brings 9 years of experience to the organization. She is a local business owner and has a history of strategic financial planning.

Manisha Sehgal

Executive Administrator

Manisha is new to our community, moving to Canada to pursue further studies in Business and Project Administration. Manisha has quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work, and she is excited to contribute her exceptional organizational skillset, Information & Communication Technology expertise, extensive lecture and teaching background as well as experience in program management and successful raffle administration.

Manisha enjoys giving back to her community and being apart Attainable Housing Development Society.

Jim Akeson

Information Technology

We are pleased have Jim on our team at Attainable Housing. Jim has extensive experience in the IT sector, working on infrastructure as a single user or in an office of being responsible for all Norther American IT operations at Canada’s largest ABM company.

Jim is all about people connecting with people in so many ways. He is here to help achieve business or organization goals and by crafting long lasting IT solutions centered on industry best practices. Jim ensures we are all connected in the best possible way.

Say Hello to our Board of Directors

Our high functioning board is respected, experienced, and dedicated. They are professionals who are passionate about making key decisions that address the society’s mission and goals.

The individuals who make up our board are well connected in the region and include a variety of profession- University Instructor, Lawyer, RCMP District Commander, Media Consultant, Commercial Bankers, Realtors

The Board’s unparalleled attention is driven to ensure to best possible direction to assist AHDS in pursuing it’s vision and mission.

Gerry Sherk

Board Chair

Devin Buchanan

Board Secretary

Ammo Vecchio

Board Member

Nicolas Saxby

Board Member

Matthew Meronek

Board Member

Frank Salituro

Board Member

Jessica Gunnlaugson

Board Member

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