NHPF remains very concerned regarding the overall health and well-being of our 25,000 residents during the Covid-19 crisis. We have been actively working with our third-party management companies in taking steps such as increased cleaning of common areas, limiting resident contact except for emergency situations and, through our resident services program subsidiary Operation Pathways, providing resources for financial assistance, food, medicine, transportation, and needed supplies. In addition, we have placed a moratorium on all evictions for non-payment of rent for the duration of this crisis and are actively engaging our residents who have been financially impacted to discuss payment plans. We fully appreciate the social and emotional tolls the length of this crisis have taken on our residents and we will follow all local and state government directives regarding the reopening of our sites and community centers. The safety and well-being of our residents remains our highest priority.

Cleme Manor

Affordable Housing in Houston, Texas

Originally constructed in 1970, Cleme Manor is situated on 12.8 acres east of downtown Houston in the Greater Fifth Ward-Finnegan Park neighborhood. There are a total of 284 residential units in Cleme Manor’s 24-building garden style community.

The surrounding neighborhood is in the midst of a comprehensive City of Houston redevelopment with over $35 million in streetscape improvements, multifamily housing construction, and single family rehabilitations. Cleme Manor is part of the City’s Tier 1 redevelopment zone, an area which has received targeted city investments.

REDEVELOPMENT
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otal Cost

$40,900,000

Description
At the time of its acquisition, Cleme Manor had not undergone a comprehensive rehabilitation in over 20 years, and many of the building elements had reached the end of their useful economic lives. Further, the property had asbestos in the drywall. A substantial and comprehensive rehabilitation of the property was required. That redevelopment was funded with Low Income Housing Tax Credits, a HUD-insured mortgage, and a HOME loan from the City of Houston (which also provided a CDBG loan to help with the acquisition). Cleme Manor’s recapitalization funded approximately $18 million ($63,380/unit) of the construction-related costs. Construction, which is currently underway, includes demolition down to the studs, disposal of asbestos-containing materials, replacement of all windows, doors, existing interior wiring, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, countertops, fixtures, sinks, toilets, 75% of all tubs, re-piping all waterlines, repair and replacement of sewer vent and sanitary piping, replacement of the property’s existing HVAC system with new equipment meeting modern energy efficiency standards, and a complete renovation of the property’s office, laundry and community service areas. The redeveloped property will include ample space for the delivery of resident services, and it will have new landscaping and exterior recreation areas for children and adults.

Financing
Secured financing and funding for this project included:

$18,542,700HUD Insured Mortgage Financing Provided by PNC Bank
$4,260,000HOME & CDBG Funded Loans from City of Houston
$16,498,350LIHTC Equity Provided by NAHT (BBVA as Investor)
$1,598,950NHPF, Existing Reserves & Interim Inccome

ACQUISITION / PRESERVATION
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otal Cost

$13,089,221

Description
Cleme Manor is composed of 24 single-bedroom units, 112 two-bedroom units, 120 three-bedroom units, 24 four-bedroom units, and 4 five-bedroom units. The property is supported 100% by a Section 8 Rental Assistance Contract with HUD, with households earning between 30% and 50% of AMI. An additional 24 one-bedroom units will provide permanent supportive services and be rented to chronically homeless individuals.

Financing
Secured financing and funding for this project included:

$9,600,000Bank of America
$3,000,000City of Houston
$489,221Equity