NHPF Recapitalizes Redevelopment of Lincoln Park SRO
The NHP Foundation has closed recapitalization of the Covent Hotel, an SRO property in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood that the organization acquired in 2016. The redevelopment is made possible with financing from Merchants Capital, R4 Capital, the City of Chicago, and Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA).
The investment is NHPF’s second SRO deal in Chicago, with a total development cost of $21.6 million. This amount includes $7.9 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits, $5 million of City Home and Affordable Housing Opportunity Funds, $3.1 million in IHDA Permanent Supportive Housing Funds and $4.9 million of a HUD/FHA 220 loan.
“Covent Apartments is so important to this community as it extends affordability to extremely low-income, homeless individuals or individuals on the verge of homelessness,” said Mecky Adnani, lead developer and SVP, NHPF. “Importantly, the property also offers the only Permanent Supportive Housing in Lincoln Park.”
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