HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 13-19
Adam Glantz (212) 264-1100
Olga Alvarez (212) 542-7142
For Release
December 17, 2013

Funding to Trenton development will help prevent displacement of elderly tenants

NEWARK - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $14.8 million to preserve affordable rental assistance for elderly tenants living in subsidized properties in six states, including New Jersey. This funding is provided through HUD's Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts (SPRACs) and is targeted for properties in HUD's Section 202 "Supportive Housing for the Elderly" program where rental assistance may expire without this important preservation tool. The New Jersey senior development receiving assistance is the Trent Center East Apts. at 511-537 Greenwood Avenue in Trenton.

SPRACs are an important tool for preserving the nation's affordable multifamily properties. Funding will continue to support affordable rent for seniors living in more than 1,700 units located in 12 properties in six states. A list awardees is below.

The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2010 authorizes HUD to provide SPRACs with 20-year terms to prevent displacement of elderly residents of certain projects assisted under HUD's Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program in the case of refinancing or recapitalization and to further preserve and maintain affordability of Section 202 Direct Loan projects. The purpose of SPRACs is to prevent displacement of income-eligible elderly residents of Section 202 Direct Loan properties with original interest rates of 6% or less in the case of financing changes.

The majority of the mortgages in this portfolio of properties will reach their respective maturity dates over the next ten years. HUD estimates that without interventions like SPRACs, maturing mortgages will signal the elimination of affordability protections for approximately 19,000 low- and very-low income seniors.

HUD staff will provide guidance for completing the funding process so the subsidy can flow to the unassisted seniors at the projects. HUD's Multifamily Hub/Program Center Staff will versee the execution of SPRAC contract and use agreement; will close any FHA financing; and will perform ongoing contract administration and servicing/monitoring of projects.


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Preservation Rental Assistance Contract Awards

State Senior Housing Development Estimated # of Units* Address City
California Park Towers 195 700 Laurel Avenue San Mateo
  Adlai E. Stevenson House 96 455 E Charleston Road Palo Alto
  Grace Tower 147 3955 Park Blvd. San Diego
  Ocean View Plaza 50 1001 Main #107-S Street Half Moon Bay
  Garfield Park Village 75 721 Bay Street Santa Cruz
  Wilshire Christian Manor 168 616 S Normandie Avenue Los Angeles
Michigan Cleveland Manor I 105 2200 Cleveland Avenue Midland
New Jersey Trent Center East 45 511-537 Greenwood Avenue Trenton
Ohio Lakewoods I & II 417 980 Wilmington Avenue Dayton
  Villa Serena 242 6800 Mayfield Road Mayfield Heights
Oregon Westmorelands Union Manor 84 6404 SE 23rd Avenue Portland
Washington Hilltop House Apartments 92 1005 Terrace Street Seattle
TOTAL $14,773,482 1716    

* Final # of units to be supported will be determined when rent contracts are executed.


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