About Housing Diversity Corporation

Housing Diversity Corporation is a housing innovator dedicated to providing a forward-thinking alternative to traditional apartment living in urban centers. Offering generous amenity packages in a small footprint, these sustainably designed, modern spaces allow people to live in beautiful surroundings at a middle-income price point.

The development of traditional multi-family housing in urban centers fails to support the “missing middle” (individuals earning 60%–120% of the area median income who comprise the majority of a city’s workforce). Outdated housing infrastructure fails to meet demand, driving people out of the community. Through a mix of adaptive reuse, repositioning, and ground-up construction projects, HDC leads the industry in providing high-quality rental housing in desirable locations.

Founded by Seattle-based developer Brad Padden, Housing Diversity Corporation is committed to producing high-quality homes that help create healthy, diverse neighborhoods. The company currently has developments in Los Angeles and Seattle with plans to expand across the West Coast. Housing Diversity Corporation provides subject matter expertise in land use and tax code, highest and best use, transit-oriented development, environmental and social governance (ESG), process control, and repeatability, as well as long-term stewardship of all of its multi-family projects.

Corporate Values

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Continually raising the bar in service to
our stakeholders

Continuous Learners

Uncovering structural advantages and unusual opportunities


Supporting each other to create a whole that is greater than its parts


Focusing on the well-being of the people we serve


Using every resource available to create successful outcomes