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Increasing Housing Options
for central North Carolina

 
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Haven: A shelter for safety + refuge.

Haven Developers is an affordable housing development company based out of Durham, NC and working throughout central North Carolina. We primarily target four population groups; low to moderate income families (LMI), resettled refugees, homeless, and those impacted by natural disasters. Our projects range from single-family infill to medium scale mixed-use and multi-family projects.

Our primary objective is to work alongside under-served communities in a creative process to identify and implement projects that foster holistic and sustainable growth. Haven Developers utilizes a community-centric creative process, working with individuals from each community to ensure an inside-out development model. Ultimately, through this iterative process, Haven Developers is seeking to discover how development can promote social and economic vitality in a community.

Our first focus in a community is to establish safe, equitable and affordable housing options. Once established, a broader range of tailor-fit projects are developed as the community has need.

 

Phone

(984) 999-0494

 

Location

727 N. Mangum Street
Suite #201
Durham, NC 27701


We are active community advocates and partners.

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING 
Whenever and wherever possible, our projects go beyond only providing affordable housing units and build partnership with providers who can address and serve specific populations as tenants in our properties

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Parallel with efforts to create affordable units in a community are our efforts to enhance economic opportunities. When possible, our developments provide space for established and new businesses to reach under-served neighborhoods.

EMPLOYMENT + TRAINING
Haven actively employs individuals with barriers to employment and provides on the job training as well as educational opportunities with local institutions such as community or technical colleges. Our approach is to engage each individual in understanding their goals in order to create a process which enables their flourishing in our company and their own personal success.

FOOD ACCESS
Lack of access to high quality foods is a major issue within the communities we work. Our team considers and implements opportunities for food production and/or distribution on each and every property we develop.

PARTNERSHIPS
In addition to working alongside communities to develop projects, we also advocate on their behalf and support their long-term success. To accomplish these ends, we build strong relationships with other organizations doing meaningful work.

Interested in partnering to empower communities?
Let’s see what we can do together. Contact us at developbusiness@develophaven.org

We are a purpose driven management team.

Our property management team offers full-service solutions for residential and commercial properties, from lease agreements to maintenance. From a tenant-focused perspective, we care about equitable agreements that protect vulnerable citizens, including disadvantaged businesses. We are experienced in working with partner organizations, and when appropriate we prefer to tie supportive services together with our leases. 

Interested in commercial or residential leases?
Learn about opportunities. Contact us at properties@develophaven.org

WE EXIST TO EMPOWER UNDER-SERVED COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT OF EXEMPLARY, COMMUNITY ORIENTED SPACES.

Projects

Project Information Coming Soon

 
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Z.D.C. SUNDERLAND, AIA, NCGC
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR :
ARCHITECTURE + OPERATIONS

As a licensed architect and contractor, Zach manages Haven Developer's Design|Build. With a variety of experience in the architecture and construction industry, he has worked on projects from single family homes to mixed-use high-rises. Zach is passionate about working alongside communities to create exceptional places to live, work, and play where each individual can flourish.

DREW HELM
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR :
FINANCE + REAL ESTATE

Drew leads Haven’s Real Estate Development activity and overall financial operations. With a background in commercial lending, he has been involved with over $115MM worth of commercial real estate transactions. Drew is passionate about bringing finance and real estate to under-served communities in a way that fosters change in individuals, businesses, and communities.

BRYCE JAHNER, NCGC
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR :
CONSTRUCTION + NEW MARKETS

Bryce serves as the Project Manager and Business Developer for Haven Developers. He is a serial social-entrepreneur, starting several companies both in the United States and Uganda. With 15+ years of construction experience, he has been a project lead on over 20 projects ranging from single family residential to a $5 million commercial project with over 150 employees. Driven by his diverse work experiences, Bryce strives to work alongside under-served individuals to build secure, productive, and hope-filled communities.

SONYIA TURNER
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGER

Sonyia brings 11+ years of experience developing and leading projects in the private, non-profit and institutional sectors, and her professional areas of interest include real estate development, affordable housing, economic development and wealth creation in minority communities. Sonyia holds a Bachelor’s degree in environmental design & architecture from North Carolina State University, and a Master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sonyia is passionate about providing high-quality housing for low-to-moderate income households that also yields good financial returns for the developer.