Originator: Bruce Gerhart

Challenge: The owners of this Section 8 apartment complex in East Lansing, Michigan, were struggling to find enough room to house a growing array of much-needed community programs, including a computer training program for the parents of Head Start children.

Solution: Through a HUD 223(f) refinance, Gerhart was able to gain approval from HUD officials to use the property’s surplus of reserves for the construction of a new onsite community center to house the programs. In addition, the owners were able to add $1 million to the mortgage in escrow in order to help them accelerate plans to make a number of energy efficiency upgrades, including new hot water heaters, furnaces, windows and roofs.

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