Since our founding in 2001, Commonwealth’s core focus has been to improve lives and enhance Communities by providing high-quality housing that is affordable. Commonwealth is one of the nation’s largest, majority woman-owned, affordable housing development companies, and a WBENC-Certified WBE.

Our two principals, Kristi Morgan and Chris Jaye, have a combined 60 years of tax credit experience. Additionally, the Commonwealth Companies’ team consists of highly experienced developers, architectural designers, and construction professionals. This uniquely integrated structure enables more experience and resources for team collaboration, problem-solving, and support throughout all phases of our projects.

We are committed to working in tandem with our partners, neighborhood leaders, and state and local organizations and governments to develop, design, and construct projects in the most efficient way possible. We have a successful track record of meeting or exceeding the goals of our clients and take great pride in ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and with attention to detail.


At the core of our business is the development of affordable housing that enhances the lives of the residents we serve and adds value to neighborhoods. Our experienced developers intently focus on high-quality and responsible development projects in strong markets, and skilled asset management to create and preserve long-term value. Our multifamily housing portfolio encompasses a variety of building styles including midrise, cottage-style, townhomes, garden-style walk-ups, and historic adaptive reuse.


Commonwealth offers exceptional architectural design ideas and solutions that enrich people’s lives and help organizations succeed. The outcomes we produce reflect our beliefs in value creation, quality, functionality, style, and environmental stewardship. Each design tells a story unique to the property and client. We believe that concise communication and the ability to implement inventive problem-solving skills are the keys to making each project successful in style, function, and cost.


The Commonwealth construction team has extensive knowledge of diverse and sophisticated structures within new construction, rehabilitation, and the adaptive reuse of historic buildings. In an ever-changing, field that requires quick thinking and skill to keep projects on time and budget, it is imperative to identify and address all construction elements from the initial design concept throughout all phases of construction. Pairing our superior construction practices at the management level and in the field, we are the best choice for any construction project.

Active presence in 24 states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming. We have the capability to enter new states and markets at any time.