Dougherty Arranges $14.7M HUD Acquisition Loan for Affordable Housing Project in St. Paul, Minnesota

The office building will be converted into 144 affordable housing units.

ST. PAUL, MINN. — Dougherty Mortgage LLC has arranged a $14.7 million HUD 221 (d)(4) loan for the acquisition of an office building in St. Paul. The borrower, Pioneer Apartments LLLP, plans to convert the existing building into a 144-unit affordable housing property called Pioneer Apartments. All units will be restricted to residents earning 60 percent or less of the area median income. The property was originally constructed in 1954 and most recently served as the headquarters for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In addition to the HUD-insured first mortgage, the borrower will receive equity from the sale of low-income housing tax credits, federal historic tax credits, state historic tax credits funded in the form of a loan from Preservation Alliance Minnesota and funds from the Metropolitan Council. The project also involved tax-exempt bonds underwritten by Dougherty & Co. LLC, an affiliate of Dougherty Mortgage. Completion of the project is slated for early 2019.

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