New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

NJHMFA Awards $28M In Federal Tax Credits To Expand Affordable Housing for Families, Seniors, Special Needs Residents

For Immediate Release:
November 21, 2018
Amy Palmer

Developments Would Provide Close To 1,400 Housing Opportunities In 12 Counties

TRENTON – A mixed-income development in Jersey City, affordable apartments for families in Trenton, a senior community in Wall and supportive housing in Glassboro were among the 22 developments awarded over $28 million in the highly competitive federal 9 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credit program (LIHTC) by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) to expand affordable housing statewide.

The tax credits will support the creation of close to 1,400 affordable apartments for families, seniors and special needs residents in 12 counties. The projects total nearly $479 million in development investment and will create thousands of construction-related jobs, generate additional tax revenues and boost local economic activity.

“Investing in housing that is affordable in New Jersey is the most important thing we can do to help individuals, families and seniors of mixed income levels be able to afford to live in this state,” said Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, who also serves as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs and Chair of the NJHMFA board. “These vital tax credits help keep our commitment to the goal of producing housing that meets the diverse needs of our communities with the added benefit of producing thousands of jobs across the state.”

Federal LIHTCs are awarded to developers to build new rental apartments or rehabilitate existing rental units for low-income households. Typically, the tax credits are sold to investors, who then provide private equity to fund construction. In return, the investors receive a dollar for dollar reduction on their federal tax returns for a period of 10 years.

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit is the most prolific source of funding for new affordable rental units, and since its creation in 1986, the program has created an estimated 3 million units. NJHMFA is the state’s sole administrator of the program and currently monitors nearly 600 tax credit developments of more than 50,000 housing units statewide.

“Through this award of tax credits, developers can leverage $270 million in private equity to help finance the development of affordable housing and improve the lives of thousands of residents,” said NJHMFA Executive Director Charles A. Richman. “This program has been key to our efforts to expand affordable housing and invest in communities across the state.”

NJHMFA estimates that the 2018 round of tax credit awards will result in more than $759 million in one-time economic output, defined as the total value of industry production, such as sales and business revenues. During construction, the projects will produce more than 4,500 full-time jobs and approximately $27.8 million in state and local taxes. Once completed, the projects will support nearly $85 million in economic output, 479 full-time jobs, and approximately $4.8 million in state and local taxes annually.

Please see the following charts for additional information on the projects awarded tax credits in the 2018 round.


 Cycle # of Projects  Units  Tax Credit Reservations  Tax Credit Equity  Total Development Costs 
Family 11 660 $13,339,890 $131,720,125 $180,874,877
Senior 5 361 $6,649,925 $62,351,037 $83,615,133
Supportive Housing 4 237 $4,988,087 $46,231,604 $65,470,384
Mixed Income 2 124 $3,123,000 $29,527,847 $148,991,031
Totals 22 1,382 $28,100,902 $269,830,613 $478,951,425

Family Cycle Awards:

Project Name Sponsor County Municipality LIHTC Units
Branch Village Townhomes II Michaels Development Company Camden Camden 75
Willows at Harbor House Ingerman Ocean Little Egg Harbor 36
Apartments at Montgomery PIRHL Somerset Montgomery 57
York Village West Conifer Realty Somerset Branchburg 50
York Village East Conifer Realty Somerset Branchburg 50
Always Drive Family Apartments The Walters Group Burlington Lumberton 70
Evesham Family The Walters Group Burlington Evesham 64
Evans Francis Fair Share Housing Development Inc. Camden Cherry Hill 54
Winslow Cross Creek Family Phase III Eastern Pacific Development Camden Winslow Township 60
The Lantana RPM Development Essex Newark 72
Patriot Village RPM Development Mercer Trenton 72

Senior Cycle Awards:

Project Name Sponsor County Municipality LIHTC Units
Branch Village Lowrise Michaels Development Company Camden Camden 58
Allenwood Terrace The Richman Group Monmouth Wall 85
Springdale II Pennrose LLC Camden Cherry Hill 80
Evesham Senior The Walters Group Burlington Evesham 68
Newcomb Senior Apartments Eastern Pacific Development Cumberland Vineland 70

Supportive Housing Awards:

Project Name Sponsor County Municipality LIHTC Units
Freedom Village at Robbinsville  Project Freedom Mercer Robbinsville 72
St. Paul the Apostle Domus/Metuchen Catholic Charities Middlesex Edison 42
Lincoln Blvd. Senior Phase I Pennrose/PennReach Gloucester Glassboro 65
Elmwood Square The Alpert Group/ Plainfield Housing Authority Union Plainfield 58

Mixed-Income Cycle:

Project Name Sponsor County Municipality LIHTC Units
Fairview Heights The Community Builders Hudson Jersey City 50
777 McCarter Highway Boraie Essex Newark 74


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