The Michaels Organization

Together, We Build Communities.
We are a privately-held family of 8 integrated but independent companies dedicated to excellence in affordable, mixed-financed, military, and student housing. We create high-quality and well-managed housing that stands the test of time and that enhances the lives of our residents and enriches communities. We have been an industry leader for 40 years because we embrace innovation, trust, financial stewardship, long-term responsible ownership, and the entrepreneurial spirit, while cultivating a corporate culture, that above all, is focused on people.

What We're Excited About


Governor Markell tours Jazz Court Site

Wilmington, DE | October 15 2014
The Michaels Organization was honored to host Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Delaware State Housing Authority Executive Director Anas Ben Addi for a "hard hat" of Jazz Court, an affordable housing community currently under construction in Wilmington, DE. Developed by Michaels Development Company, with Prestige Building Company serving as the general contractor, will offer 16 three-bedroom and  28 two-bedroom units, affordable to families earning between 30% and 50% of...
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Lincoln Towers Honored for Excellence

September 19 2014
Lincoln Towers, an affordable seniors housing community in Wilmington, DE, developed by Michaels Development Company in partnership with the Wilmington Housing Authority, has been named the "Editor's Choice" Award winner by Affordable Housing Finance magazine in its 2014 Readers Choice Awards. The annual Readers’ Choice Awards honor the nation’s best affordable housing developments. Lincoln Towers, one of the "greenest" developments in the city of Wilmington, features a city...
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Urban Farm Debuts at Legends South

Chicago | September 5 2014
Residents, city leaders, Chicago Housing Authority officials, and our partners at Brinshore Development all gathered at our Legends South community on August 22 to celebrate the grand opening of an absolutely gorgeous urban farm that is now a centerpiece at the community. Residents will help operate the farm and will have access to healthy, fresh produce from it.
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USL's 700 on Washington Opens

Minneapolis, MN | July 22 2014
The first of three purpose-built student housing communities that University Student Living is developing in Minnesota, 700 on Washington is open and has already met its occupancy goals for the 2014/2015 academic year. Located adjacent to the University of Minnesota’s campus, 700 on Washington features 98 units with 242 beds. The new light rail has a stop directly in front of property, making it an ideal location for access to campus and downtown Minneapolis. The property is...
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