These loans from the 2012 Housing Levy are intended as short-term funding
to permit strategic acquisition of sites for low-income housing development.
These loans are expected to be repaid with permanent project financing and
are intended to facilitate development of rental or homeownership housing
consistent with the objectives and priorities of the Housing Levy.
The City will give priority to projects that meet the following criteria:
- The applicant demonstrates that the project takes advantage of a low
acquisition cost, and that short-term acquisition financing is critical
to achieving cost savings, and/or
- The project leverages or demonstrates a high likelihood of
leveraging significant funding for housing development, operations,
and/or services, or project-related infrastructure investments, which
may be lost without the availability of short-term acquisition
In addition, the program will give preference to:
- Projects that produce or preserve low-income housing located in a
high-frequency transit service area, and/or
- Projects that develop affordable housing through acquisition and
rehabilitation of existing buildings.
Notice of Funding Availability
The City has set aside approximately $875,000 for these loans.
Applications will be accepted until all funds have been
allocated. Please contact Samya Lutz, City Block Grant
Program Manager, at email@example.com