MassHousing Provides $28.8M in Financing for Creation of Affordable Housing Community Near Boston

by David Cohen

LAWRENCE, MASS. — MassHousing has provided $28.8 million in financing to Reed Realty Advisors for the creation of a 180-unit affordable housing community in Lawrence, about 30 miles north of Boston. Reed Realty will redevelop a section of the former Pacific Mills cotton complex into new mixed-income housing that will include 40 workforce housing units for moderate-income households. The project will be called Pac 10 Lofts. MassHousing provided a $14 million tax-exempt permanent loan, a $1 million taxable permanent loan, an $8.8 million tax credit equity bridge loan and $5 million from MassHousing’s $100 million Workforce Housing Initiative. The transaction also involved $1.8 million from an allocation of state historic tax credits, a $3.6 million seller note, a $2.5 million deferred developer fee and $210,000 in financing from the City of Lawrence.

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