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Sustainable Neighborhood Bonds

In 2015, the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) introduced Sustainable Neighborhood Bonds, a new category of social investment bonds and the first for affordable housing in the United States. HDC created this new category of bonds to finance socially beneficial projects, specifically the new construction and preservation of affordable housing projects that contribute to the stability and economic diversity of neighborhoods across New York City. Initially authorized by the HDC Board of Directors in June 2015, Sustainable Neighborhood Bonds allow investors to invest directly in bonds that finance the new construction and preservation of affordable housing projects that stimulate economic growth and revitalize neighborhoods. In addition to the affordability and holistic community development components, Sustainable Neighborhood Bonds also address environmental benefits, building on the work HDC does through the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, the only comprehensive green building framework designed for affordable housing.

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  • Supply/Demand: Supply
  • Category: Land and Financing
  • Timeframe: 2015 - Present
  • Occupancy tenure: Rental
  • Construction Type: New Construction, Rehabilitation
  • Building Type: Multi-family
  • Developers/Owners: For-profit
  • Income Restrictions: Low-income, Middle-income

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