Chamberlain Richfield, MN
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“The Chamberlain project will provide additional housing options for residents that fall into a variety of income levels.” —John Stark, Community Development Director, City of Richfield


The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is providing financing for the $62.5 million development of The Chamberlain in Richfield, Minnesota. The building will offer 316 units of mixed-income housing in six buildings, three of which will be rehabilitated. The complex will feature a fitness studio, outdoor pool, storage space, underground and outdoor parking, and a playground. Richfield is located 9 miles from the urban center of Minneapolis.


The HIT has purchased $48.3 million of Ginnie Mae construction loan certificates and a permanent loan certificate backed by a HUD/FHAinsured Section 221(d)(4) first mortgage loan from Dougherty Mortgage, LLC to finance this project.


The Chamberlain will provide the first new apartments on Richfield’s East Side since 1971, increasing the supply of both affordable and market rate housing in the community, which has experienced a housing shortage in recent years. 64 of the housing units will be affordable and reserved for low-income families making 50% or less of the area’s median income.

*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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