Dougherty Mortgage Provides $22.7M HUD Loan for Affordable Housing Community in South Florida

by Camren Skelton

PUNTA GORDA, FLA. — Dougherty Mortgage LLC has provided a $22.7 million loan for the acquisition and rehabilitation of Seven Palms Apartments, a 336-unit affordable housing community in Punta Gorda. The 35-year loan was arranged on behalf of the borrower, Punta Gorda Leased Housing Associates II LLP, through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 223(f) program. The loan features a 35-year amortization schedule. The community was developed in 2002 utilizing low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) and tax-exempt bonds, and is reserved for families and individuals earning 60 percent or less of the area median income (AMI). In addition, there are 51 units restricted to those earning 33 percent or less of the AMI. These restrictions will be extended for a 15-year compliance period and a 15-year extended use period as part of the transaction. Seven Palms Apartments includes a mix of one- to three-bedroom units and features a swimming pool, tennis court, playground, clubhouse, business center, picnic area, car care center, storage room and a fitness center. The borrower will invest $7.9 million to renovate the property.

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