KeyBank Provides $42M Construction Financing for Affordable Housing Property in La Mesa, California

by Amy Works

LA MESA, CALIF. — KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) has provided a $31.9 million construction loan and a $10.9 million bridge loan to USA Properties Fund for the construction of an affordable housing community in La Mesa. Jeremiah Drake and Keven Ruf of KeyBank structured the financing.

The property, 8181 Allison Apartments, will feature 147 one- and two-bedroom residences that meet income restriction requirements of 30 percent, 50 percent and 70 percent or less of the area median income.

Onsite amenities will include social services to assist in income, employment and stabilization. The property will also include a two-bedroom, non-revenue manager unit.

Additional funding included a $25.3 million federal low-income housing tax credit provided by WNC and $7 million in subsidy financing and $20.7 million in permanent financing from the California Housing Financing Agency Mixed Income Program. The City of San Diego provided a cost-free lease of the land for 65 years, valued at $6.6 million.

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