Greystone Provides $70.4M in Fannie Mae Financing for Affordable Housing Property in Chicago
CHICAGO — Greystone has provided $70.4 million in permanent financing through Fannie Mae for Morningside North Apartments in Chicago. Under a 20-year Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contract, all of the units at the 256-unit community are reserved for very-low income families making up to 60 percent of the area median income. The Fannie Mae refinancing has a 17-year term. Financed under the Fannie Mae MBS (Mortgage-Backed Securities) as Tax-Exempt Bond program, the borrower received tax-exempt financing from the Illinois Housing Development Authority in the form of long-term bonds. Additionally, Aegon is providing $30.5 million in tax credit equity that will be utilized for planned renovations. The transaction qualifies for the Fannie Mae Green Rewards Program, as the borrower plans to reduce water usage by 30 percent and energy use by greater than 15 percent. Built in 1981, Morningside North Apartments is an 18-story community made of primarily one-bedroom units. Amenities include a library, clubroom, community room, laundry room and storage space.