Featured Projects

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TWIN CITIES, MN

 In the Twin Cities, Mosaic worked with the Fair Housing Implementation Council, a client group of 15 cities and counties, to develop an analysis of housing development patterns and their impact on social equity. Our work included geospatial analysis of the locations of subsidized affordable housing, an exploration of market trends in unsubsidized “naturally occurring” affordable housing, discussion of gentrification and its relationship to displacement, a review of over 20 local zoning codes, analysis of selection and preference policies for 10 Public Housing Authorities, incorporation of public input from over 800 low-income community members, and a detailed set of policy recommendations. Mosaic’s team worked toward consensus among the Council’s members by listening carefully and taking seriously the input and concerns of each stakeholder group.


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CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA

 As one of the first HUD grantees required to complete an Assessment of Fair Housing, Mosaic worked closely with the City of Savannah and staff at HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity to ensure a smooth and successful submission. Mosaic employed its intentional approach to community engagement with specific outreach to communities of color, people with disabilities, low- and moderate-income households, people with limited English proficiency, and fair and affordable housing professionals in the city to involve over 350 residents and other stakeholders. 


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HOUSING AUTHORITY OF DEKALB COUNTY

 To support development of a new multifamily property using Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, the Housing Authority of DeKalb County and the Housing Development Corporation contracted Mosaic to produce a Community Transformation Plan for the area. Mosaic arranged for residents of adjacent properties, many of whom were seniors, to be shuttled by bus from their homes in order to participate meaningfully in the planning meetings. This local involvement led to development of an action plan to increase education, healthcare, employment, and transportation resources for the community.


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COMMERCE CITY, CO

Starting up a new CDBG program from scratch can be a challenge, but Mosaic’s deep experience – both on the planning and grant administration ends, made the process easy for Commerce City. As a new grantee, Commerce City needed a Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and Citizen Participation Plan in place before beginning to receive grant funds. Mosaic guided the city through these processes, leaving the city with a scalable plan that called for steadily expanding goals and projects over a five-year period, giving the city a chance to acclimate to the program and hire staff.


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MORGAN COUNTY, GA

 Morgan County is a rural community lying just beyond the reaches of Atlanta’s suburban sprawl. Mosaic’s 30-year Comprehensive Plan for the county and three of its municipalities sought to balance preservation of the community’s rural character and small-town charm with the need to enhance transportation infrastructure and broadband access for economic development. Careful work with a diverse steering committee ensured the resulting plan was appropriately visionary while also being practical and achievable.  


SHELBY COUNTY, TN

The Mid-South Regional Greenprint, an APA award-winning regional plan for enhanced livability and sustainability in the Greater Memphis Region, is supported in part by a Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA) prepared by Mosaic's principals providing a framework for each of the Greenprint's working groups to approach their planning and implementation work from a perspective of equity. From issues of housing, land use, and workforce development, to matters of community health, wellness, and resource conservation, the FHEA's findings continue to shape the Greenprint's strategic direction and implementation.


CITY OF HIGH POINT, NC

The City of High Point’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive planning document promoting a coordinated approach to housing and community development needs, and fostering the coordination of all programs funded by the U.S. Department of HUD. It provides guidance on the investment of HUD dollars, as well as other federal, state, and local funds. 


COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, CA

The County of San Bernardino participates together with various municipalities as an Urban County in order to receive CDBG and ESG funds and also leads a HOME Consortium. Because of the collaborative affordable housing planning undertaken by the County and participating municipal governments, the County's AI provides a streamlined county-wide approach to fair housing and identifies impediments to fair housing choice that often do not strictly follow jurisdictional boundaries.


WAUKESHA COUNTY, WI

Waukesha County's 2014 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice covered the HOME Consortium's 4-county region, including 18 cities, 35 villages, and 45 towns. To conserve effort and County resources, the project team drew on existing local data sources, such as a 20-year regional housing plan that had been completed just prior to the AI project. 

CURRENT CLIENTS

City of Davenport, IA
Disparate Impact Analysis

City of Rome, GA &
The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority

2018 Assessment of Fair Housing

City of Anniston, AL
2017 Assessment of Fair Housing

Cherokee County, GA
2018 Assessment of Fair Housing

Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (CA)
2019 Assessment of Fair Housing

OUR PAST WORK

Fair Housing Implementation Council (St. Paul, MN)
Addendum to the Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice for the Twin Cities Metro Area

City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, NC
Housing Authority of Winston-Salem

2017 Assessment of Fair Housing

Morgan County, GA
Cities of Bostwick, Buckhead, and Rutledge

Joint Comprehensive Plan Update

Housing Authority of DeKalb County (GA) &
Housing Development Corporation

Mills Creek Community Transformation Plan, 2017

Miller-Valentine Group
Community Transformation Plan for Jonesboro, GA

City of Savannah, GA
2017 Assessment of Fair Housing

Marietta Housing Authority (Marietta, GA)
Community Transformation Plan
for North-Central Cobb County, 2017

MACO Development
Community Transformation Plan for Covington, GA

Warner Robins Development Authority (GA)
Community Transformation Plan, 2017

City of Lenexa, KS
Housing Market & Needs Assessment

Commerce City, CO
2016-2021 Consolidated Plan
2016-2017 Annual Action Plan
Citizen Participation Plan

Lexington-Fayette County, KY
2016 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Collier County, FL
2016-2021 Consolidated Plan
2016 Annual Action Plan
2016 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

City of Edmond, OK
2016 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

City of Roswell, GA
Environmental Review Records

City of Dothan, AL
2016 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

City of Albany, GA
2017 2016-2017 Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2016-2021 Consolidated Plan
2016-2017 Annual Action Plans
2016-2021 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
Environmental Review Records

City of High Point, NC
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
2015-2016 Annual Action Plan

County of San Bernardino, CA
2015-2020 Consolidated Plan
2015 & 2016 Annual Action Plans
2013-2014 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
2014 & 2015 CAPERs

Town of East Hartford, CT 
2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

City of Mesa, AZ
2017 CAPER
2016 CAPER
2015-2020 Consolidated Plan
2015 Annual Action Plan
2013-2014 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
2015 CAPER

City of Phoenix, AZ
2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

City of Perry, GA
2015 Retail and Residential Market Analysis

Maricopa County, AZ
2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
(with Kimlyn Consulting)

Waukesha County, WI
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
2014 Annual Action Plan

Shelby County, TN
Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability

2014 Fair Housing and Equity Assessment
(for the Mid-South Regional Greenprint Consortium)

St. Louis County, MO
Cities of Florissant and O'Fallon

2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Texas General Land Office (Austin, TX)
2014 Community Development and Housing Planning Study for Galveston, TX

Lehigh Valley Econ Development Corp (Bethlehem, PA)
2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice