Creating New Affordable

Housing in the Bronx

through Redevelopment

471 East 137th Street
Bronx, New York 10454

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Plaza Borinquen 88 Townhomes

Originally constructed in 1975, Plaza Borinquen 88 is located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, a borough of New York City. Totaling 88 units, the Plaza Borinquen 88 apartment community is designed as groups of triplex townhomes on three scattered sites. The cohesion of the complex is reinforced by red brick exterior facades, a shared open courtyard between the three sites, separately gated patio areas, and well landscaped common exterior spaces throughout.


$ 25,400,000

Plaza Borinquen 88 has benefited from a major redevelopment including deep repair and major renovations.

Secured financing and funding for this redevelopment project included:

$ 8,400,000Permanent financing provided by New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) from an allocation of their tax-exempt bonds
$ 7,700,000Equity from PNC Bank from sale of Low Income Housing Tax Credits allocated by New York City Housing Preservation (HPD)
$ 1,900,000 City Capital Loan provided by HDC and HPD
$ 7,400,000 Seller financing and other contributions and deferrals by NHPF


$ 7,750,000

Plaza Borinquen is particularly noteworthy as multifamily housing because the majority—52 of the 88 total apartments—offer four bedrooms each. The additional 32 apartments are divided equally between 16 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom units. Residents have household incomes at or below 60% of AMI and receive rental subsidies through HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments (HAP).

Secured financing and funding for this project included:

$ 1,000,000 NHPF
$ 6,750,000 New York City Acquisition Fund LLC



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NHPF’s diverse income and rent structure provides housing for a range of households from low to moderate income. Notwithstanding income levels, the same level of amenities and access to our services is offered to all residents.

This property is just one example of how NHPF’s commitment to affordable housing has helped American families.

Headquartered in New York City with offices in Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL, The NHP Foundation was launched on January 30, 1989, as a publicly supported 501(c)(3) not-for-profit real estate corporation. NHPF is dedicated to preserving and creating sustainable, service-enriched multifamily housing that is both affordable to low and moderate income families and seniors, and beneficial to their communities. NHPF also provides a robust resident services program to more than 28,000 community residents. Through partnerships with major financial institutions, the public sector, faith-based initiatives, and other not-for-profit organizations, NHPF has preserved 83 properties, totaling 14,445 units in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Today, NHPF’s portfolio includes 48 properties, totaling 7,843 apartment units, in 15 states and the District of Columbia.