Wilder Square St. Paul, MN
  • $M

    HIT Investment

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    Total Development Cost

  • Units of housing, with 100% affordable units

  • Hours of Union Construction Work Generated

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    Tax revenue generated

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    Total economic benefit

“HIT’s commitment to Wilder Square will generate much needed affordable housing in St. Paul. HIT investments continue to help with pandemic recovery by delivering quality living and quality jobs for the community.” —Don Mullin, Executive Secretary, Saint Paul Building and Construction Trades Council


The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $33.1 million “tenant in place” substantial rehabilitation of Wilder Square in St. Paul, MN. The project’s renovation will include increasing the number of units to 136 units, all of which will remain affordable, and the modification of some units to meet American with Disabilities Act requirements. Additional renovations include improvements to insulation, roofing, HVAC, electrical systems and plumbing, and upgrading to energy efficient appliances.


The HIT is providing $11.5 million in financing through a construction and bridge loan. The HIT also made a forward commitment to purchase a $11.4 million Fannie Mae mortgage security backed by the permanent loan for the project. Wilder Square is the 67th project financed by the HIT in the Twin Cities and the 97th project in Minnesota.


In addition to creating the union construction work and other economic benefits outlined below, Wilder Square features 90 Section 8 units and 46 units restricted to tenants earning below 50% to 80% of Area Median Income. Furthermore, seven of the Section 8 units are reserved for High Priority Homeless individuals which will also receive supportive services. Residents will also benefit from the project’s proximity to public transit, including a Light Rail Transit stop, healthcare, shopping, employment opportunities, libraries and parks.

*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 May 1, 2021. Economic impact data is in 2021 dollars and all other figures are nominal.

This page provides information about a project or projects financed by the HIT which may or may not be reflective of other financed projects or refer to an asset currently held in the HIT’s portfolio. Investors should consider the HIT’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. This and other information is contained in HIT’s prospectus, available at aflcio-hit.com or by calling 202-331-8055. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.