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League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $30.4 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in La Habra and Buena Park

March 16, 2017
Some of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).
 
This program provides a variety of public agencies and developers access to low-cost, tax-exempt financing and economic development tools. CSCDA recently issued a total of $30,425,000 in tax-exempt multi-family affordable housing bonds for Cypress Villa Apartments in La Habra and Emerald Gardens Apartments in Buena Park.
 
About Cypress Villa Apartments
 
Cypress Villa Apartments is an acquisition and rehabilitation of 72 multi-family affordable housing apartments by Cypress Villa 2016 LP. The project sponsor is KDF Communities. Cypress Villa will continue to be 100 percent affordable and provide apartments to low-income residents in La Habra.
 
CSCDA and KDF partnered with Citibank and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP to provide the $11,600,000 in tax-exempt multi-family affordable housing bonds for Cypress Villa. The financing of Cypress Villa will maintain the affordability of units for low-income tenants for 55 years.
 
About Emerald Gardens Apartments
 
Emerald Gardens Apartments is an acquisition and rehabilitation of 110 multi-family affordable housing apartments by Emerald Park 2016 LP. The project sponsor is KDF Communities. Emerald Gardens will continue to be 100 percent affordable and provide apartments to low-income residents in Buena Park.
 
CSCDA and KDF partnered with Citibank and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP to provide the $18,825,000 in tax-exempt multi-family affordable housing bonds for Emerald Gardens. The financing of Emerald Gardens will maintain the affordability of units for low-income tenants for 55 years.
 
These projects will undergo an extensive interior and exterior renovation ensuring that residents have an updated, safe, and affordable community to call home for years to come.
 
Background
 
CSCDA is a joint powers authority created in 1988 and is sponsored by the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties. It was created by cities and counties for cities and counties. More than 500 cities, counties and special districts are program participants in CSCDA, which serves as their conduit issuer and provides access to efficiently finance locally-approved projects. CSCDA has issued more than $50 billion in tax exempt bonds for projects that provide a public benefit by creating jobs, affordable housing, healthcare, infrastructure, schools and other fundamental services. Visit CSCDA’s website for additional information on the ways in which CSCDA can help your city. 


 
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