Our Origin Story

In 2022, Cordon Housing was began as a partnership between a Marine Corps veteran and an Army veteran. Our robust foundation stems from extensive experience in the public and private sectors, including work with private REITs, state housing authorities, and developers on multifamily housing projects nationwide.

We identified that veterans faced disproportionate homelessness and housing instability, with resources like VASH Vouchers being underutilized due to a lack of understanding among traditional real estate stakeholders. We also observed that slightly higher-income disabled veterans struggled to qualify for federal assistance programs like LIHTC and Section 8, leaving them underhoused or financially strained.

To address these issues, we utilized our roles in State Housing Authorities and real estate to thoroughly study the problem. This led us to establish Cordon Housing as a non-profit organization that operates like a for-profit business, leveraging profits and tax benefits to tackle challenges beyond rigid federal funds.

With 501(c)(3) status secured in 2023, we are dedicated to making a significant impact on veteran housing. Our pragmatic approach aims to alleviate housing challenges, working towards a future where all veterans have stable and affordable housing.

Our work with other firms gave us a unique prospective on critical issues in the veteran housing sector. We noticed that veterans were disproportionately affected by homelessness and housing instability. Additionally, we realized that essential resources like Veteran Administration Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers, meant to assist veterans, were underutilized due to a general lack of understanding among traditional real estate developers and investors. Furthermore, we observed that many 100% disabled veterans were slightly above the income threshold to qualify for federal assistance programs like LIHTC and Section 8, leaving many of our nation’s hero’s either underhoused or “house poor.”


Determined to find solutions, we took advantage of our roles in State Housing Authorities, real estate development firms, and real estate investment trusts to study the details of the issues and ask questions to those who have the power to make a big difference. Our deep understanding of the problem, combined with the effort we put into finding solutions, led us to tackle the issue in a unique way. We chose to start a non-profit organization that operates like a for-profit business, using the profits and tax benefits we get to address issues that can’t be easily solved with rigid federal funds.


Armed with knowledge and insights, we established Cordon Housing as a non-profit and successfully secured 501(c)(3) status in 2023. Today, we are making a significant impact on veteran housing issues. With a pragmatic approach and unwavering dedication, we are working tirelessly to alleviate the housing challenges faced by veterans. Our vision is to forge a path toward a future where all veterans have access to stable and affordable housing.

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