Greystone Provides $52.5 Million Fannie Mae Loan as Part of Masshousing Package for Affordable Housing Complex in Massachusetts
February 9, 2015
$66 Million Total Financing Package Enables Significant Renovations for 640-unit Community in Quincy
Greystone announced it has provided a $52,500,000 Fannie Mae loan as part of a $66 million total financing package applied towards the acquisition and preservation of Quincy Point Apartments, a 640-unit affordable housing complex in Massachusetts.
Greystone worked in conjunction with MassHousing to provide a financing structure that included a $66 million MassHousing conduit construction loan with a 17-year Fannie Mae-backed permanent loan and the use of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to help finance the acquisition and rehabilitation of the property. As a result of this structure, a minimum 90 percent of the apartments (576) will remain affordable for at least 30 years to residents earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income ($56,460 per household).
“This financing structure allowed the new owners to achieve their goals of both preserving the asset and maintaining the affordability of the units for many years to come,” said Jeff Englund, head of Greystone’s affordable housing lending group.
Renovations planned for the property include exterior improvements; the installation of Energy Star-rated windows and sliding doors; a new fire alarm control panel; high efficiency boilers and chillers; improved LED lighting throughout the property; and upgrades to common areas and resident amenities. Improvements to individual units will include new kitchens with Energy Star-rated appliances; new high-efficiency baseboard heaters; new bathrooms with low-flow toilets; and electrical upgrades.
1000 Southern Artery Renewal Development Limited Partnership, a partnership between Quincy PointCongregational Church Homes, Inc., and the National Foundation for Affordable Housing Solutions, Inc., acquired Quincy Point Apartments and will oversee renovations and operations there.
“This is a financing structure that has become the preferred means of financing the acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable properties throughout the country, and we were pleased to work with the borrower to make this transaction happen and extend the affordability for the seniors at Quincy Point for at least 30 years,” said Thomas Gleason, Executive Director, MassHousing.
Greystone provides mortgage finance solutions across multiple platforms, including FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, USDA, CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and other proprietary loan programs.