Groundbreaking News!

Ravenwood Crossing Groundbreaking

It was a busy Tuesday for the TightLines team as there were TWO groundbreaking ceremonies to attend!

Second DOE Housing Innovation Award for Northstone community

Hawkins in Northstone

Big news! ANOTHER house Catawba Valley Habitat's Northstone community has received a Housing Innovation Award!

Blogging from the Ground Up

Cameron II

We love it when clients share their experiences with us, so what a treat when a client let's us be a part of their story! Follow along with our new client, Rob, and his family as they document their home-building experience from inception and financing all the way to moving in.

Wakefield Spring Ribbon Cutting

Wakefield Spring Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Exciting news! Last week, project architect Becky Bascom attended the ribbon cutting of Wakefield Spring Senior Living Community.  Becky worked diligently with long-time client Evergreen Construction to help bring this 80-unit, four-story tax credit project to life in northwest Raleigh.

We're hiring!


We are currently seeking to fill an available position with a talented and energetic team member! In addition to affordable housing, projects will include adaptive reuse and historic renovation.


3-5 years experience

Professional degree



Please send letter of interest and resume to

TightLines featured in Poplar Network

State Street Villas - Before

Poplar Network, a website for the Green Building Community that focuses on LEED and green building technology, recently featured TightLines Designs in an article that highlights LEED's High-Priority Site credit and the process of working with reclaimed properties.

"Julia" plan receives Dept of Energy Housing Innovation Award!

Julia Zero Energy Ready Homes

Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy recognizes organizations that are on the path to creating zero energy ready homes. This effort not only helps preserve environmental resources, it also reduces energy costs for homeowners. We are excited to announce that the Julia plan, built by our partner Catawba Valley Habitat, recently received a Department of Energy 2016 Housing Innovation Award in the "Affordable" category!

Developing Affordable Housing in Eastern NC

Eastport at the Park

While Eastport at the Park wrapped up earlier this summer, our partner East Carolina Community Development Inc. is already looking ahead at more opportunities. They were recently recognized for their efforts in the Wilmington Biz, explaining how their next development, Cypress Cove, will consist of 200 one, two and three-bedroom apartments with rents ranging from $635 to $859.

2014 NC Affordable Housing Conference

2014 Affordable Housing Conference

The TightLines team just wrapped up another great experience at the 2014 North Carolina Affordable Housing Conference! The event was held at the Raleigh Convention Center downtown, lasting all day on October 15th and the morning of October 16th.

North Street Community in Durham prospering

North Street Community

Since 2011, TightLines Designs' David Maurer and Craig Bethel have been working alongside Legacy Real Property Group, Reality Ministries, and several families with and without disabilities to create a community for special-needs families in Durham. The project was not a small one - renovating 16 existing, dilapidated quadruplexes from the mid-1900s. Three years later though, there are only a few buildings left and the North Street Community is growing and prospering.