Utah’s affordable housing specialist, Danville Development Corporation, was founded in 1979 by Art Woolston. Art saw the growing need for affordable senior housing along the Wasatch Front and responded in kind to fill the need. In December of that year, St. Mark’s Tower—a 100-unit high-rise for seniors citizens owned by the Episcopal Church—opened in downtown Salt Lake City and became the first client of the newly formed property management company.
Today, Danville Development is run by Art’s daughter Lisa Jones and her management team which includes her daughter Stephanie Jones. The company currently manages 24 residential properties, with direct placement services at 12 locations in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Kaysville, Brigham City, South Salt Lake, Tooele, Providence, and Green River, Wyoming.
Our corporate offices are located in Midvale, Utah, which also houses sister-companies, Danville Services Corporation and Danville Support Services. Danville also works closely with partner agencies to find homes for the chronically homeless and people with mental illness.
Danville’s unique customer-focused management approach assures the highest quality of service to our applicants and residents. It takes time and patience to navigate all of HUD’s rules and regulations, to find a new apartment, then qualify, apply, and finally wait for the next available opening. All of which makes working with Danville a unique process—we are part property manager, part housing advocate. In both cases, the goal is the same—to find low-income seniors in northern Utah the affordable housing they need to succeed.
The Danville team at HUD’s 2017 Affordable Management Housing Association (AMHA) training in Denver, CO.