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Meeting Date: 3/23/2021
District C
Item Creation Date: 11/18/2020

HCD20-148 Dian Street Villas

Agenda Item#: 25.


ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Loan Agreement between City of Houston and TEXAS INTER-FAITH HOUSING CORPORATION to provide a loan of Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds for the City’s Harvey Multifamily Program, to partially finance the new construction of Dian Street Villas, a 108-unit multifamily affordable rental housing community, located in the vicinity of 1433 Dian St. and 1800 W. 15th Street, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - KAMIN

The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) recommends Council approval of an Ordinance authorizing $11,000,000.00 of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery 2017 (CDBG-DR17)  funds, for a loan agreement between the City of Houston (City) and Texas Inter-Faith Housing Corporation (Borrower) together with CSH Dian Street Villas, Ltd. (Owner). The loan will be used towards the land acquisition and new development of Dian Street Villas, to be located at 1433 Dian Street and 1800 W. 15th Street,  Houston, TX 77008.

Dian Street Villas will be a 108-unit podium style affordable  rental development serving working familiesThe property will provide a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units serving  households at 30% to 60% of the Area Median Income. Dian Street Villas will be located near Houston Heights, an historic “in-town” neighborhood. Residents will enjoy living in a vibrant neighborhood near the heart of the city with a vast assortment of retail centers, eateries and other amenities.   


The Owner will leverage its  experience and industry relationships to plan, finance, and build a workforce housing  community utilizing best practices and a commitment to quality and sustainability. This development  will  further the goal of creating high-quality affordable housing options for working families, while providing convenient access to job centers and points of interest.


Dian Street Villas is funded by CDBG-DR17 program funds awarded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, through the Texas General Land Office to provide affordable rental units for low to moderate income households, in accordance with the City's Harvey Multifamily Program Guidelines, implemented by HCDD.


The loan and affordability period will be 40 years and will commence when the construction period is completed. The loan will be non-amortizing throughout both the construction and affordability period. Following project completion, the outstanding principal balance of the note shall accrue at 1% interest. The Borrower will pay an annual installment of interest from available cash flow.


Sources & Uses





City (CDBG-DR17)


Hard Cost


Permanent Lender


Soft Cost


9% Housing Tax Credit Proceeds


Acquisition Cost



$ -

Developer Fee


In-Kind Equity/ Deferred Developer Fee




Total Source of Funds:


Total Project Cost:



No Fiscal Note is required on grant items. 



Tom McCasland, Director

Amount and Source of Funding:
$11,000,000.00 Federal State Local - Pass Through (5030)
Contact Information:

Roxanne Lawson

(832) 394-6307

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