We champion high investment returns while making a real difference.
In 2020, 30% of all households had “unaffordable” rent or mortgage payments, defined as exceeding 30% of monthly household income.
The combination of rising prices and spiking interest rates have effectively priced out 4 million households that could previously afford a home.
At the same time, the US currently has a deficit of 3.8 million homes, with the greatest supply shortages at low-income price points.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition estimates that the US will need more than 7 million affordable homes to meet the growing demands of the nation’s workforce.
Instead of defaulting to the development of rental properties and perpetuating dependency, The Atlas Strategy has a solution to the housing crisis that generates opportunity for working class families and high returns for investors.
We combine a turnkey development process with a hybrid ownership structure to bring our partners and investors outstanding profits — while making a real difference on the frontlines of the US housing crisis.
In three words, we are pioneers.
We saw a challenge and took it head on — and our objective has always been twofold. We wanted to create a sustainable solution to the housing crisis while delivering high investment returns for the investors, partners, and governments. Ultimately, there are three things that make up The Atlas Difference.
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Atlas Cottage Homes are foundation-based homes with smaller footprints, between 500 and 1,600 square feet, that qualify for a variety of traditional 30-year mortgage loans. We are the only licensed builder in Florida approved to do this.
Allowing working class families to buy newly built homes — often for the first time in their lives — creates generational wealth through home value appreciation and mortgage payments that are lower than rents
Some of the mortgages that Atlas Cottage Homes qualify for are:
HomeReady and Home Possible Loans
Mortgages that feature low down payments for low-income buyers (just 3% of the home purchase price)
VA Home Loans
Specifically for military home buyers, with no minimum credit score or down payment requirements
Good Neighbor Next Door Loans
A unique home buying program that offers huge savings for nurses, first responders, teachers, and other public servants
Down Payment Assistance
These local grants or loans provide assistance with down payments and often closing costs
Allowing homeowners to buy newly built homes
Often for the first time in their lives - creates generational wealth through home value appreciation and mortgage payments that are lower than rents
USDA Home Loans
Mortgages that allow you to buy a home with no money down and 100% financing
FHA Home Loans
Great for buyers with lower credit scores or higher levels of debt
HFA Home Loans
Offered in partnership with state and local housing authorities
Mortgage Credit Certificates
Provides home buyers with tax credits equal to some percentage of their mortgage interest payments
The Equity Gain Chart
1 bed/1 bath
3 bed/2 bath
|Monthly Mortgage Payment**
|Est Tax, HOA, PMI, HOI
|Total Monthly Payment
|Amount Serving Principle***
|Cash Equity Accrued
|Appreciation Gain (5%)****
|Total Equity In Home
*For consumers who qualify for down payment assistance. **Monthly payment assumes a 3.25% APR. ***Amount serving the principle is the average amount per month over the term. ****Appreciation gain assumes 5% increase compounded annually.
Who We Work With
Benefits for Investors and Partners
High Investment Returns
Atlas Cottage Homes manufactures the modular home products in our own facility and our alternative ownership structure allows the end buyer to finance their home, creating cash flow at closing while retaining a triple net structure with monthly ground lease payments.
From identifying land, acquisition, and financing to manufacturing the homes, approvals, and sales, we take care of every single step from start to finish. You bring us the opportunity or capital, and we’ll maximize its profitability with you.
Cross Collateralized Leases
Your investment is cross collateralized by a community of homeowners who guarantee the payment of the underlying triple net ground lease.
Benefits for Government
Reduction in Market-Rate Renting
Atlas Cottage Homes has a solution that creates an opportunity to generate wealth for an entire population of people who have had to rely on unsustainable practices — like renting — in the past.
Providing alternatives to working families doesn’t just create a sustainable way to end the housing crisis, but also attracts new businesses and industries, supporting teachers, nurses, retail workers, government employees, emergency service providers, law enforcement, and other professionals who are invaluable to the community.
Increased Tax Base and Revenue
Wealthier communities create wealthier governments. Building prosperous and safe communities for taxpayers means that local governments get to grow their tax base and increase property tax revenue.
Fulfillment of Requirements
In the State of Florida, local municipalities are required to provide for the housing needs of the community and use their authority to encourage and assist the private sector to create affordable housing opportunities. Atlas helps local governments seamlessly achieve these goals.
Long Term Affordability
While current minimums for entitlements and government affordable housing incentives is only 20% of a community or building, the Atlas Cottage Strategy creates 100% affordable home ownership.
Benefits for Homeowners
Access to Sustainable Housing
7 out of 10 Americans are just one paycheck away from being homeless. Instead of trying to combat this problem with rental properties — a solution that does not generate wealth or value but only perpetuates dependency — Atlas has created an alternative that allows working families to have equity in their homes.
Atlas is on a mission to take the stigma out of affordable housing. The homes we build are not only beautiful, but functional: they have insulation throughout, tankless water heaters, ductless air conditioning, washer and dryer hook-ups, and are built to local and state building codes.
Building Personal & Generational Wealth
Instead of spending money on rent, homeowners take advantage of home value appreciation and create wealth for generations to come. Between appreciation of the home and principal pay-down, owners are able to “live within their own bank.”
Living in Safe Communities
Atlas goes beyond building homes. We design entire communities, allowing its members access to community centers and cooperative social amenities. Additionally, our focus on proximity to metropolitan areas and workforce centers allows for an enhanced quality of life through easier access to employment opportunities.
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