From the very start, our sole focus has been to assist tribal and public housing authorities in simplifying the incredibly difficult rules and regulations associated with providing housing for those most in need.
In 1991 Housing Data Systems was formed to provide housing management software for public housing authorities and Native American Reservations. By 1996 we signed our 100th client.
In 1999, HDS had converted customers to a new, highly customizable version of the HDSWin product. The last major rewrite of HDSWin was completed in 2008, the same year we celebrated our 300th client.
The birth of HDS Labs
Our CEO, Doug Chapiewsky joined the company in 2011 and helped to establish the HDS Labs team in Denver, whose mission it is to innovate on our housing management solutions. Starting in 2014, HDS Labs added three new applications to the HDSWin suite:
• HDS Mobile Inspections
• HDS Queue, for online waiting lists
• HDS Fileroom, a paperless file management system specifically for housing authorities
Starting in 2015, HDS Labs began development of Kanso, which is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use solution on the market. In 2019, Kanso began wide distribution across the U.S. public and tribal housing markets.