Crest Apartments Brooklyn Center, MN
  • $.0M

    HIT Investment

  • $M

    Total Development Cost

  • Units of housing, with 100% affordable units

  • Hours of Union Construction Work Generated

  • $M

    Tax revenue generated

  • $M

    Total economic benefit

“Minnesota unions are proud to partner with HIT to deliver another 100% affordable housing project in our state. The Crest will preserve existing and create new affordable housing units in a Minneapolis suburban community while delivering family supporting jobs for our members.” —Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou, President, Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO


The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $40.1 million tenant-in-place rehabilitation of an existing 122-unit affordable housing building, as well as the construction of a new all-affordable building. The new 5-story apartment building will contain 48 units and will connect with the existing 13-story building via an enclosed walkway. The development will offer a total 171 units of high-quality affordable apartments to the city of Brooklyn Center, a suburb in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Project amenities will include a new community room, fitness center, business center (learning center), on-site management and enclosed parking.


As part of its Midwest@Work Initiative, the HIT is providing a $13.3 million construction and bridge loan. Additionally, the HIT made a forward commitment to purchase a $11.7 million Fannie Mae mortgage security
backed by the permanent loan for the project.


In addition to creating the union construction work and other economic benefits outlined above, 100% of the units will include rent restrictions at or below 60% of Area Median Income. The building is projected to meet the certification standards for the Minnesota overlay of Green Communities and incorporate green design principals once rehab is complete.

*Job and economic impact figures are estimates calculated using IMPLAN, an input-output model, based on HIT project data. The data is current as of March 31, 2022. Economic impact data is in 2021 dollars and all other figures are nominal.

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