CPP Buys 138-Unit Affordable Seniors Housing Community in Erie, Pennsylvania

by Taylor Williams

ERIE, PA. — Community Preservation Partners (CPP) has acquired Methodist Towers, a 138-unit affordable seniors housing community in Erie. About 40 percent (57) of the 13-story complex’s units receive subsidies under a Section 8 HAP contract. The sales price was not disclosed, but CPP plans to spend $20 million on the acquisition and renovation. CPP received tax-exempt bonds and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), with construction and permanent loans from Citibank as well as equity raised from the sale of LIHTCs from PNC Bank, to finance the property acquisition and rehabilitation. Cornerstone Group is a partner on the project.

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