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File #: RES 22-124    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 1/26/2022
Title: Reservation of year 2022 Low Income Housing Tax Credits for the Treehouse housing development, District 15, Ward 3
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. 2022-2023 QAP, 3. Treehouse Scoring Worksheet, 4. Mary Hall Scoring Worksheet, 5. Map, 6. Public Purpose, 7. D15 Highland Park Neighborhood Profile


Reservation of year 2022 Low Income Housing Tax Credits for the Treehouse housing development, District 15, Ward 3


WHEREAS, Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (the “Tax Credit Act”) authorizes certain governmental entities to allocate low income housing tax credits (“Credits”); and


WHEREAS, pursuant to Minnesota Statute, Section 462A.221 through 462A.225, as amended (the “State Law”), the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Housing Finance Board (“Finance Board”) is a qualified housing credit agency for the purposes of the Tax Credit Act; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 90-2, adopted by the Finance Board on April 26, 1990, approved, amended subsequently on February 20, 1991, February 26, 1992, April 15, 2000, June 13, 2001, June 12, 2002, June 11, 2003, April 29, 2004,  April 25, 2005, May 9, 2006, May 9, 2007, May 7, 2008,  May 6, 2009, May 5, 2010, June 8, 2011,  May 9, 2012, May 15, 2013, May 14, 2014, June 3, 2015, May 18, 2016, July 13, 2017, July 17, 2018, May 8, 2019, May 8, 2020, and June 15, 2021 after a public hearing was held thereon, notice of which was published in advance in accordance with the rules similar to the requirements of Section 147(f)(2) of the Code, the Finance Board has approved a Qualified Allocation Plan (the “Plan”) and Procedural Manual (“Manual”) to process and select qualified Credit Proposals to receive Credits; and


WHEREAS, the adopted Plan authorizes the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota (the “HRA”) to administer, reserve, and allocate Credits to qualified housing developments; and


WHEREAS, the HRA was authorized by Resolution No. 95-2/9-17 to solicit applications for Credit and for the HRA to make determinations as to whom reservations and allocations will be made; and


WHEREAS, the HRA’s sub-allocation of Credits for 2022 is $831,754; and


WHEREAS, the HRA advertised for proposals for 2022 Credits on June 23, 2021 with applications to be submitted by August 3, 2021; and


WHEREAS, the Mayor, the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, has been supplied information about the proposals and has had an opportunity to comment; and


WHEREAS, HRA staff has determined that proposal for Treehouse meets the minimum State mandated threshold requirements and required documentation to be considered to receive a reservation of Credits; and


WHEREAS, HRA staff has determined the amount of the Credits that can be awarded for the Treehouse housing development does not exceed the amount of Credits respectively needed to make the Treehouse housing development financially feasible as a qualified Credit housing development throughout the Credit period; and


                     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota that:


                     1.                      Approval is hereby given to reserve $831,754 of 2022 Credits for the Treehouse housing development; and


                     2.                     The HRA’s reservation of Credits is subject to the following conditions:


                                          (a)                      adjustment in the Credits dollar amount in the binding commitment letters to be entered into between the Finance Board and developer of the housing development Treehouse, provided that the Finance Board and HRA shall have no obligation to increase the Credit dollar amount over the amount stated herein; and


                                          (b)                     the developer of Treehouse housing development must secure needed financing to make the proposals financially feasible; and


                                          (c)                      the developers must secure site control; and


                                          (d)                     reservation of Credits may be subject to revocation pursuant to Section III (N)(4) of the Procedural Manual.


Upon the failure to meet any of the conditions in clauses 2 (a) - (c) above, or upon revocation in accordance with clause 2(d), the Executive Director of the Finance Board is authorized by the HRA to submit proposals for reconsideration for Credits by the HRA or, if the HRA by law cannot reallocate Credits, take such action as is necessary to provide the Credits to the City of Minneapolis or return the Credits to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.


BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that this reservation of Credits does not constitute in any way an endorsement or commitment by the HRA or the City of Saint Paul to provide gap financial assistance to the housing developments at a later date.

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