HUD Multifamily Practice
Discover Our Comprehensive Affordable Housing Practice
Our team of attorneys works with HUD on your preservation transactions, addresses compliance and enforcement issues, and advises on HUD programs.
We’re ready to help you drive your project forward.
Affordable Housing Preservation
Structure and obtain HUD approvals for your preservation transactions.
Compliance and Enforcement
Proactively address or respond to HUD inspections, audits and other enforcement matters.
Why Choose HAO
100% HUD-Focused and Client Driven
Navigate HUD by working with a national practice of industry-leading attorneys.
Get experienced eyes on your projects, and expect creative yet practical responses. We’ve helped developers and multifamily housing owners work with HUD for more than 30 years — and we’re here to help you do the same.
We seek to get you an accurate, actionable response quickly and solve your legal challenges. We’re on your team, ready to help you reach your goals.
The people at HAO have worked at HUD, in commercial real estate, at nonprofits — and we bring all of that experience to the table every day in advocating for you.
At HAO, there are no silos. While you have a dedicated attorney, we work incredibly closely, sharing knowledge at a rapid pace to help you reach your desired outcomes.
Meet the Team with the HUD Perspective
Experienced attorneys with a HUD-focused, affordable housing practice.
Our team of attorneys and staff strive to meet your goals using a collaborative, client-first approach. Get to know the people who will be on your team, helping you navigate HUD and offering practical legal advice.
What to Expect
Navigate HUD with Confidence
With a Washington-based headquarters, 10 dedicated regions, and dozens of field offices across the U.S., HUD offers a wealth of avenues to assist in the preservation of affordable housing. It’s the mapping of this route that often poses a challenge.
Our long-term relationship with HUD means we know the right people, the right paperwork, and the right process. We’ll find the optimal route towards your desired outcomes — and help you move your project forward every step of the way.
Explore our Project Portfolio
We’ve helped a diverse set of clients navigate HUD.
Affordable Housing Practice Trusted for Over 30 Years
Guiding clients through multifamily housing.
Founded in 1991, Hessel, Aluise and O’Leary has over 30 years of experience working alongside developers and owners in the preservation of affordable housing, managing HUD multifamily programs, and helping client comply with strict federal guidelines.