Hunt Capital, Burleson Break Ground on Phase III of Affordable Housing Project Near Little Rock

MABELVALE, ARK. — Hunt Capital Partners and Burleson Development LLC have broken ground on Phase III of an affordable housing project near Little Rock. Hunt Capital Partners has committed $6.3 million in federal low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) financing for the 48-unit expansion of Valley Estates at Mabelvale, an apartment community located eight miles southwest of Little Rock in Mabelvale. The project, scheduled for completion by November 2020, is intended for households earning up to 30, 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. One unit is reserved for a property employee. Phase III of Valley Estates at Mabelvale is Hunt’s third project with Burleson Development, the developer of the first two phases that were completed in 2011. The project also marks Hunt Capital Partners’ fourth transaction with RichSmith as developer consultant. RichSmith and its affiliates are serving as the general contractor, architect and property manager for Phase III. The total development cost of Valley Estates at Mabelvale Phase III is $7.2 million. Hunt Capital Partners facilitated the LIHTC financing through its proprietary fund with BancorpSouth Bank, which also provided an approximately $4.3 million construction loan. Arkansas Development Finance Authority provided a $450,000 construction-to-permanent loan through its HOME program, and Dougherty Mortgage provided a $471,654 permanent loan.

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