Our Practice Areas

Affordable Housing Practice

Access a leading team of attorneys for multifamily Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs.

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.

HUD Multifamily Programs

Navigate the complexity of HUD Multifamily Programs with our team.

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.

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Extend Your Team

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.

Obtain HUD Focused Partners

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.

Leverage the Whole Team

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.

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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.

Our Story

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.

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Work with a Trusted Affordable Housing Practice

You can rely on our affordable housing and HUD expertise to drive your project forward.

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