HDS began operations in 1998, when Cristina Miranda Gilson, the company’s founder and CEO, paved the way for what would be its first product, HDS Grant Management. Released as the first Allocation and Federal Grant tracking and management system that interfaced into HUD’s IDIS system, it became the foundation for what quickly emerged into the adjoining business lines. This included the HDS Single Family Management, HDS Section 8 Contract Administration, HDS MultiFamily Origination, HDS MultiFamily Compliance and Asset Management, HDS Master Servicing and HDS Loan Servicing Systems. These B2B family systems evolved and expanded, providing an array of modules, features and tools to provide the daily management, tracking, compliance and reporting activities for corresponding business divisions within the affordable housing and community development industry.
The early success of the HDS family of systems supported the activities of over 51 HFA’s and Agencies throughout the United States, amounting to 147 successful implementation projects making HDS the leading provider of agency software solutions during this period.
HDS further expanded its operations by establishing partnerships to provide Program Administration and Compliance services under the trade name of eHousingPlus. This included Single Family MRB, TBA, MBS, Down Payment Assistance Initiatives including HOME, HHF, SHIP and others, Mortgage Credit Certificate Programs and Section 8 Baseline Operations to assist incoming Contract Administrators.
eHousingPlus has successfully managed over 269 Programs for 81 Agencies and worked with more than 1,066 lending institutions and has been the recipient of various service awards.
Most recently, the Housing and Development Software Division has introduced its new Web-Platform Development, HDS NextGen, and related initiatives, which are using Artificial Intelligence and some of the most robust tools and services available today. eHP Digital Docs Platform also was launched this year and is set to revolutionize the way programs manage required documents and data.
The HDS Companies have been focusing on creating additional security controls and establishing itself as a strong low-risk service provider, expanding its service operations in a protected environment by investing in various initiatives to address the internet risks facing agencies today.
HDS’s continual upgrading of existing products reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering innovative, user-friendly, powerful, and robust solutions for the affordable housing and community development markets. “We have been investing and re-investing not only into the technology and products, but into infrastructure, industry knowledge, security and internal controls” said Cristina Miranda Gilson, its CEO. “Our intention is to additionally transform our internal operations, so that we are poised to have a greater impact during the next 20 years. Each of our clients has provided us a great opportunity to learn about their changing business needs by including us as part of their solutions team, and we intent to deliver back in a big way!”
In 2008, HDS’s founder also established The HDS Foundation, a 501 © 3 Non-Profit as a way for the company to give back. The mission of this non-profit is to enrich the lives of older teens, and young adults with Autism in seeking meaningful employment, and safe affordable housing as they transition to independent or semi-independent lives. HDS has sponsored and supported many programs during the past 10 years and has recently launched a new jobs-initiative called ASDY TECH, employing 100% ASD staff to provide services to our two business lines. This is a great testament to the company and its mission-based leadership.
HDS is a 100% Woman-Owned/Minority nationally certified business. It employs a diverse group of professionals, with strong housing, finance, compliance and technology experience. The company’s headquarters is in Weston FL since 1998, with additional offices and staff in Miami, Atlanta, Nebraska, and Vermont. Over these two decades, HDS has seen a 1,083% increase in employment, from its original staff of 6 to now 71 and growing.
HDS kicks off its 20th Anniversary year of celebrations on June 18th, 2018 with staff and with the launch of the HDS Loyalty Program. HDS has several client and staff activities planned this year, including our charitable events through The HDS Foundation.
To learn more about The HDS Companies, visit our corporate website www.hdscompanies.com and click on each of the HDS units, Housing and Development Software www.hdsoftware.com, eHousingPlus www.ehousingPlus.com and The HDS Foundation www.hdsfoundation.org.
For additional information contact Edielyn Walsh at 954-217-9597 x204 or at Edielyn.Walsh@HDSoftware.com.
eHousingPlus© is the leading Single Family Program and Compliance Administrator in the Affordable Housing Industry today. With over 78 combined years of Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bond, Mortgage Credit Certificate, and First Time Home Buyer Program management experience, the professionals at eHousingPlus have successfully managed many diverse programs for dozens of Housing Finance Agencies. Established in 1999 in Weston, Florida as a collaboration between Housing and Development Services, Inc. (HDS) and Denihan and Associates, eHousingPlus operates as a services provider for Local and State Housing Finance agencies delivering effective and reliable Program Administration and Compliance. eHousingPlus works alongside Master Servicers and aims to effectively re-engineer existing work flow concepts to enhance and streamline operations and compliance.
Housing and Development Software (HDS), established in 1998, has amassed large-scale experience in the housing, finance, and community development markets. During this time, HDS has partnered with over 75 state and local housing agencies to provide effective software solutions.
Since its 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. Our commitment to bringing industry expertise in-house has been a priority, capitalizing on collaboration with professionals who have a strong background both in the industry and in software solution development and deployment.
The HDS Foundation, Inc. is a 501 © 3 Non-Profit Organization founded to provide mentoring services to Teens and Young Adults who have Autism-related disabilities.
The primary focus of the Organization is to provide Work Skills Mentoring and Experiences via specific School-Based and Summer Programs. Additionally, the focus of the HDS Foundation is to educate and provide access to available Affordable Housing options that can further their ability to attain independent or semi-independent housing via Federal, State and Community-based programs and assistance.