Beginning in 1985, Mr. Milner created Mitchell Milner and Associates and worked as an independent consultant providing housing sponsors with development services including applying for and securing project financing including applying for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and rental subsidies, guiding project design and concept, property acquisition, selection of key development team members including architect, contractor, lawyer and other professionals; overall supervision and direction of project closing and implementation tasks, organization of property management and staffing plans, monitoring and oversight of construction, and the integration of social service plans and employment plans for special use populations.
Since 2006, working as Milner and Caringella, in partnership with Joseph Caringella, the following projects have been completed: Evergreen Litchfield Apartments, Litchfield, IL and Evergreen Streator Apartments, Streator, IL, 114 Assisted Living units supported with SLF funding; Silver Star Apartments, Battle Creek, Michigan (75 units); Piquette Square Apartments, Detroit, Michigan (150 units); Hope Manor I and Hope Manor II Apartments, Chicago, Illinois (123 units); and Lincoln Apartments, Indianapolis, Indiana (75 units). Projects in construction include Hope Manor Joliet, Joliet, Illinois (67 units); Marion Veterans Supportive Housing, Marion, Illinois (50 units); Canandaigua Veterans Housing, Canandaigua, New York (48 units); Perry Point Apartments, Perry Point, MD (75 units) and Walter Reed Apartments, Washington, DC (75 units).
As a RAD consultant, Mitchell Milner has worked with housing authorities in Texas, Minnesota and Utah.
Mr. Milner has worked nationally for clients in Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, New York, Maryland, Washington DC, Florida, Philadelphia, California, and other locations. Clients, located in Chicago, have included Catholic Charities, Thresholds, St. Vincent de Paul, The Habitat Company, Mercy Lakefront Housing (formerly Lakefront SRO Corporation), Deborah’s Place, and in Minnesota, RS Eden, Clare Housing, Central Communities Housing Trust, American Indian Community Development Corporation and others. Mr. Milner has also worked for national organizations including Corporation for Supportive Housing, Local Initiatives Support Corporation and direct work for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mr. Milner has worked with Joseph Caringella since 1998. In 2006, Mr. Milner entered into partnership with Joseph Caringella and the firm’s name was changed from Mitchell Milner and Associates to Milner and Caringella, Inc. Clients since 2006 include Heritage Enterprises, Bloomington, Illinois; Medallion Management, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Southwest Solutions, Detroit, Michigan; Volunteers of America, Washington, DC; HELP USA, New York, New York; Geneva Housing Authority, Geneva, New York; Building Blocks Non Profit Housing Corporation and others.
NATIONAL COALITION FOR HOMELESS VETERANS (NCHV):
Since 2008, Mr. Milner has been an active member and participant of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
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