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.

Plaza Borinquen

Creating New Affordable Housing in the Bronx through Redevelopment

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.

REDEVELOPMENT
Total Cost

$25,400,000

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

Financing
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)
$1,900,000City Capital Loan provided by HDC and HPD
$7,400,000Seller financing and other contributions and deferrals by NHPF

ACQUISITION / PRESERVATION
Total Cost

$7,750,000

Description
Plaza Borinquen is particularly noteworthy as multifamily housing because the majority— 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).

Financing
Secured financing and funding for this project included:

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