Many faith organizations with property may have the potential to develop affordable and supportive housing but do not have the resources to determine the feasibility of such an effort. The most critical funding needed to begin the process of housing development is pre-development funding to enable a potential housing sponsor to do the fact-finding and feasibility studies on the development of such housing. In the recent past, a considerable number of faith-based organizations with property, not fully aware of their options regarding the possibility of developing below-market or special needs housing to further their missions, have entered into agreements not in their best interests or those of their community.