Holy Infant Apartments and St. Joseph Apartments are two residential developments for low-income seniors located in Shrewsbury, Missouri, just outside St. Louis. The project involved the substantial rehabilitation of 157 units of housing across the two properties.
To help finance the $13 million project, the HIT purchased $6.6 million of tax-exempt bonds issued by the Industrial Development Authority for St. Louis County and backed by Ginnie Mae securities in February 2012.
By refinancing existing debt on the two properties, the project is keeping the 157 housing units affordable for low-income seniors for an additional 20 years. Built more than 20 years ago under FHA’s Section 202 program, the apartments were in need of substantial rehabilitation to improve their livability, marketability, and to make them more energy efficient. The rehabilitation work financed by the HIT converted most of the existing efficiency apartments into one-bedroom units, renovated kitchens and bathrooms to make them more accessible, and expanded community spaces.
The work created an estimated 91 union construction jobs.*
*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, 2020. Economic impact data is in 2019 dollars and all other figures are nominal.
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