Merchants Capital Provides $25.9M in Fannie Mae Financing for Affordable Housing Property in Joliet, Illinois

Larkin Village features 476 units, 256 of which are reserved for residents earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income. (Photo courtesy of For Rent Media Solutions)

JOLIET, ILL. — Mortgage banking company Merchants Capital has provided $25.9 million in Fannie Mae financing for Larkin Village, a 476-unit affordable housing property in Joliet. Merchants arranged the loan on behalf of the owners, Brinshore Development, The Richman Group and Eric Richelson. Located at 947 Lois Place, Larkin Village operates under a tax credit program through the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), which requires that the property reserves 256 of its units for residents earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income. The other 220 units are unrestricted. The 10-year loan will enable ownership to retire IHDA debt, make repairs to the property and redeploy the equity accumulated over the years. The equity will be used to invest in other affordable housing projects.

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