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LHC Board Approves $245 Million to Develop Multifamily Rental Properties

Published on November 18, 2020 by Louisiana Housing Corporation
LHC Board Approves $245 Million to Develop Multifamily Rental Properties

LHC’s Board of Directors approved $245 million to develop 769 affordable rental units across five Louisiana parishes.

This multi-million dollar investment represents a combination of LHC’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Multi-family Revenue Bonds (MRBs) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds administered by the State of  Louisiana, Office of Community Development.

The approved developments represent a mix of new construction and preservation projects that aim to assist working families, households with children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

The Multi-family Mortgage Revenue Bond program uses tax-exempt bonds to provide below market-rate loans to developers who set aside a certain percentage of their apartment units for low income families. The bonds are leveraged with 10-year 4 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).

The following properties were approved for bond issuance:

  • RNDC Baton Rouge – East Baton Rouge Parish
    $34 Million ($16M MRB; $9M LIHTC; $9M CDBG), 110 units*

The following projects received final approval:

  • Miller Roy Building – Ouachita Parish
    $19.2 Million ($8M MRB; 4.2M LIHTC; $7M CDBG), 66 units
  • Sandal Family Apartments – Ouachita Parish
    $19.3 Million ($8M MRB; 5.6M LIHTC; $5.7M CDBG), 64 units
  • Chef Menteur Apartments – Orleans Parish
    $13.9 Million ($10M MRB and 3.9M LIHTC), 42 units
  • The Burrow – Tangipahoa Parish
    $22.8 Million ($9.5M MRB; 5.9M LIHTC; $7.4M CDBG), 64 units
  • West Park Apartments – Lafayette Parish
    $35 Million ($15M MRB; 10M LIHTC; $10M CDBG), 120 units
  • Lafayette Bottle Art Lofts Phase II – Lafayette Parish
    $21 Million ($8.2M MRB; 5.6M LIHTC; $7.2M CDBG), 65 units
  • Hammond Station Apartments – Tangipahoa Parish
    $21.7 Million ($8.2M MRB; 5.7M LIHTC; $7.8M CDBG), 67 units
  • Byers Estates V – Ouachita Parish
    $15 Million ($6M MRB; 4.2M LIHTC; $4.8M CDBG), 42 units
  • Mabry Place Townhomes – Tangipahoa Parish
    $16.4 Million ($6.5M MRB; 4.8M LIHTC; $5.1M CDBG), 45 units
  • Arbours at Lafayette – Lafayette Parish
    $26.9 Million ($11.5M MRB; 7.4M LIHTC; $8M CDBG), 84 units

*Resolution to increase principal amount