HDS Companies 24th Anniversary.
HDS Companies is honored to commemorate our 24th Anniversary – a pinnacle milestone as a privately held and nationally recognized Technology and Services corporation, and Minority Women Owned Business Enterprise.
For 24 years, our Innovative Solutions have been 100% dedicated to the Affordable Housing Community and Economic Development Markets. We have always embraced a Client-Centered, Solutions Driven philosophy by putting our Agency Partners at the forefront of what we do. It is the cornerstone of our client engagement, product and service development, and overall strategic direction.
During our company’s tenure, we have served over 172 HFAs at the municipal and state levels. It is especially gratifying to be celebrating this Anniversary as I reflect on the challenges over the last few years. I could not be prouder of our accomplishments, relationships, and professional engagements.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented various challenges, as well as an unusual business climate to navigate. Despite these hurdles, HDS continued to expand our Affordable Housing business lines including Housing and Development Software and eHousingPlus, by harnessing the power of innovation to modernize our technology and service platforms to successfully fulfil the needs of our partner HFA Agencies. In 2021, we strategically acquired the signature Emergency Management and Housing Stabilization solutions, which today is known as HDS Allita. These include ERA, HAF, HHF, Blight, and Program Compliance. Our dedicated focus, business, and technical expertise give us a competitive advantage in supplying and supporting these markets.
To our valued customers, thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Our commitment and mission remain rooted in Affordable Housing. We are honored to have your trust and will strive daily to earn and keep it.
To our industry partners, our collaborative relationships are crucial to bringing value to HDS and to our clients. We appreciate your contribution and expertise, and the impact it is allowing us to make in our continued growth and service capabilities.
To the communities we serve through the HDS Foundation, our Non-Profit, whose vision is to improve the lives of Teens and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum. The impact and dedication to programs that support mentoring, transition from high school to post-secondary or the job market, and independent housing opportunities has changed the outcomes for so many. Your dedication as educators and mentors is unequivocally the greatest asset that this community has, and we could not be prouder to support these efforts and give back via our programs and grants.
To our Team, the HDS Family. The passion, commitment, and professionalism that you provide to our customers and partners are fundamental to the success of HDS. I am privileged to work with such a talented and resolute team of professionals, and to continue building and maintaining our culture of inclusiveness, diversity, and opportunity. I want to thank each of you for supporting our initiatives, and for strengthening our mission of Corporate Responsibility.
Lastly, I want to thank the HDS Companies Management Team for your leadership, vision and unequivocal support of the organization and advocacy for our Affordable Housing Community and Economic Development Markets and partners.
Our celebration this week kicks off with our traditional companywide ceremony to recognize and applaud those in our Team that are celebrating Milestone Anniversaries. Additionally, to commemorate our 24th anniversary, the HDS offices will be closed Monday June 20th, so that we can provide a well-deserved holiday for the HDS Team.
The HDS Companies will continue to expand and deliver exceptional value through our evolving portfolio of products and service lines. We are committed to this market and look forward to many more celebrations in the future. On behalf of the HDS Team, please join us in celebrating our 24th year!
Thank you for being part of the HDS journey.Cristina Miranda Gilson Founder and Chief Executive Officer HDS Companies