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JSA Consulting Services was founded in 2000 by Jonathan Austin, its Principal Consultant and owner.  Mr. Austin has leveraged his 20 years experience in affordable housing development into a firm specializing in the development and maintenance of affordable housing and homeless shelter.  Jonathan Austin has developed over 1200 units of affordable housing in the Bay Area, ranging from homeless shelter to multifamily rental housing developments to single family homeownership development. 

Client:  East Oakland Community Project/Crossroads Homeless Shelter  125 Beds.  Completed: 1/08 (for completed project photos please click on "News" on our website for news links on the first "Green" homeless shelter built in the United States.  JSA Consulting Services has played a key role in all aspects of the project.

He holds a Master's Degree from San Jose State University in Urban Planning (with distinction).  He has served on the Board of Directors of East Bay Housing Organizations and as County Coordinator for Contra Costa County for the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH).


JSA Consulting Services is an environmentally sustainable business.  We exercise sustainability both in our business practices and in our projects.  We have expertise in Green Building methods, and hav a long history of infill development projects in local cities.  We intentionally located the firm in Oakland withn walking distance of BART.  Our company car is fueled exclusively by biodiesel fuel.   Project development can be a strange and confusing world.  In affordable housing and homeless shelter development, there is invariably less money available than you find out you need to complete your project.  Our role is to find the money, work with an architect to design your project affordably, and to work with a General Contractor to bring your completed project in on time and on budget.  Many of our projects have started out as "Mission Impssible" dreams.


Alameda Development Corporation, Alameda
Building Futures for Women and Children, San Leandro
Burbank Housing Development Corp., Santa Rosa
Christian Church Homes, Oakland
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Oakland
East Oakland Community Project, Oakland
Healthy Babies Project, Oakland                                                                                                                                        Living Skills Center for the Visually Impaired, San Pablo                                                                                           Oakland Community Housing, Inc., Oakland
Resources for Community Development, Berkeley
Richmond Redevelopment Agency, Richmond