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Community Developments Investments (May 2015)

Blue decorative banner contains the title of this newsletter: “Small Multifamily Rental Property Financing”

A Look Inside …
This edition of Community Developments Investments describes what the small multifamily rental housing market looks like, some of the challenges the market faces, and the range of ways that banks and federal savings associations are active players in the market.

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Surprise! Most Affordable Rentals Are in Small Buildings
Buildings with five to 49 units account for more than one-third of the rental housing in the United States, but financing this form of housing can be challenging.

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Small Multifamily Property Ownership, Management, and Financing Issues
Data on small multifamily rentals are limited and dated. A summary of what is known, what is unknown, and what can only be speculated is provided.

 

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Financing the Survival of Small Rental Properties
Financing naturally occurring affordable housing is critical to stabilizing many of the Chicago region’s communities. The Community Investment Corporation provides long-term credit products for this form of housing.




 
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What Community Banks Are Saying—A Review of Four Community Banks’ Small Multifamily Lending Programs
Interviews conducted by the OCC reveal how community banks lend to small multifamily rental property borrowers.




 
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Underwriting Challenges of Financing for Small Multifamily Rental Properties
A look at underwriting criteria that can be effectively applied to commercial real estate lending for small multifamily properties.

 
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Secondary Market Options to Finance Small Multifamily Properties
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac support the small multifamily market using different business strategies.

 
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An Interview With Shekar Narasimhan: Financing Small Rental Properties
Community Developments Investments staff discuss financing for small multifamily rental properties with Shekar Narasimhan, a well-known and highly respected practitioner in the affordable housing field.

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