We Specialize In...

Assisting not-for-profit clients to develop beautiful affordable housing units for low income individuals and families, homeless individuals and families, and those with special needs. We are a full service development consulting company focused on high-quality housing communities.

The Development Path Is Not Linear 
We Provide Guidance Every Step of the Way:

· Site Selection and Acquisition 

· Preliminary Land Use and Zoning Review

· Design Team Selection and Evaluation

· Creation of Financial Pro Forma

· Local Government Approvals and Permits

· Oversight of Development, Construction, &

Operational Budgets

· Coordinate Predevelopment Surveys and Testing

· Manage Funding Application Process

· Design Review

· Land and Financial Closings

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Vested in our Community

Working with local municipalities and service partners to provide state-of-the-art housing solutions for residents. We work closely with New York’s credit allocating agencies - Division of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), NYS Housing Finance Agency (HFA), NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), as well as with the Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Syndicators. 

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The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress

Homeless Estimates in New York State

The U.S. Department of Housing

and Urban Development




“...A true partner, displaying knowledge, leadership, flexibility, enthusiasm, and an unparalleled commitment to excellence."  Mark H. Fuller, President of DePaul Properties

Michael Dehmler, Managing Member

... is the Managing Member of CSD Housing and is an attorney with the Law Firm of Barclay & Damon.  As Managing Member, Mr. Dehmler is responsible for the day-to-day operation of CSD Housing and the implementation of all Supportive and Affordable Housing Initiatives.  Mr. Dehmler received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York, College at Oswego and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Buffalo. 


Prior to forming CSD Housing, LLC, Mr. Dehmler was the President of Christa Construction, LLC from 2005 through 2015 and a Construction and Surety attorney with the Law Firm of Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP from 1995 until joining Christa Construction, LLC in 2002.  Mr. Dehmler’s varied professional experience has allowed him to participate in all aspects of Supportive Housing Development including land use and approvals, program design, building design and construction as well as Project financing.    

Mike Newman, Director of Program Development

... is the Director of Program Development at CSD Housing. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University. Mr. Newman was the Office of Mental Health’s (OMH) Director of Housing Development and Support for the last 18 of his 34 years with the New York State government, Mr. Newman managed a community residential system consisting of over 34,000 units for persons recovering from serious mental illness, and a development pipeline of over 8,000 units.  Mr. Newman oversaw OMH’s low income housing tax credit program and worked with not-for-profit developers.

Mr. Newman was the primary liaison with New York’s credit allocating agencies (Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Housing Finance Agency, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development) as well as with the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.  Mr. Newman also represented OMH on the board of the Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation.

Michael Dehmler, Managing Member

.. is the Director of Finance & Project Development for CSD Housing. In this position, Ms. Curtis is responsible for preparing pro forma financial statements, identifying funding sources and various other development tasks.  Ms. Curtis received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ithaca College and her Masters of Business Administration from Syracuse University. She also holds a Certificate of Public Accounting from NY State.


Prior to joining CSD Housing, Ms. Curtis was the SVP and Chief Accounting Officer at GateHouse Media where she oversaw all accounting/finance activities for the public company with $1.3 billion of annual revenue.  Additionally, Ms. Curtis has extensive financial experience from her roles as a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked with several non-profit clients as an Audit Senior at the Bonadio Group. Curtis is an active member in her community, having volunteered on non-profit boards and town/school advisory groups.