Cooperative housing


Cooperative Housing – Section 213 New Construction, Sub-Rehab or Conversion


The Section 213 program provides construction and permanent financing for new cooperative buildings, sub-rehab or the conversion of existing multifamily housing to cooperative housing.


For property to qualify for substantial rehabilitation, the cost of repairs, replacements and or improvements to the existing property must meet one of the following conditions:


1. Estimated replacement cost after completion of all repairs and replacement costs must exceed the great of either 15% of the improvements (not including costs of an addition).


2. Repairs and replacement must not exceed published HUD costs.


3. A property can qualify for substantial rehab if two or more major building components are being substantially replaced regardless of cost.


Age restricted cooperatives are eligible provided the primary occupant is age 62 years or older. Conversion of existing multifamily properties to cooperative ownership is eligible provided the project qualifies under the guidelines for substantial rehabilitation.



An operating reserve is required annually until the project reaches 15% of carrying cost, at which time the deposit will be reduced. When the project reaches 25% of carrying costs the annual operating reserve deposit is no longer required. Pre-Sale of 90% of the shares of the cooperative is generally required prior to initial closing. A working capital escrow is required.


40 year loan term plus the construction period not to exceed 75% of the remaining useful life. Debt Coverage ratio of 1.00x of net operating income. 98% Loan to Cost (development costs plus as-is value). \The loan is fully assumable subject to the approval of CMI and HUD. The loan is Non-Recourse. Low fixed interest rates, fully amortizing. FF&E may be included as a mortgageable project cost. Developer fee and marketing costs are mortgageable project costs.


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