Love Funding Arranges $12.3M HUD Loan for Construction of Community in Chicago

by Christina Cannon

CHICAGO — Love Funding has arranged a $12.3 million HUD loan for the construction of Montclare Senior Residences of Lawndale, a 120-unit supportive living community in Chicago. The two-story community will be built on a 2.5-acre lot in an urban neighborhood less than six miles from downtown Chicago. Supportive living is a subset of assisted living that is an alternative to skilled nursing for low-income seniors. It combines apartment-style housing with care services. Bruce Gerhart of Love Funding secured the financing. The HUD program provided the development team with low-rate, non-recourse financing for the duration of construction and for a subsequent 40-year term. Funding was also provided by low-income housing tax credits through the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), a Chicago Department of Housing loan, a TIF grant and an Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity grant. Philip Mappa, the managing member and founder of MR Properties LLC, is leading the community’s development. Cinnaire, a nonprofit real estate investment firm formerly known as Great Lakes Capital Fund, is purchasing the tax credits.

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