Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford, Inc. (MHAGH) closed a $350,000 predevelopment loan with NeighborWorks Capital to accelerate their planning for the rehabilitation of Willow Arms Apartments in Simsbury, CT. MHAGH will invest more than $7 million to improve the 50-year-old property, making the 81 apartments more energy-efficient and more marketable. MHAGH had anticipated starting this rehab in 2024 – however, the Connecticut Department of Housing decided to fast-track the recapitalization by offering new funding available only in 2022. With a short deadline to draft construction plans and specs, and to start working with the general contractor and architect, MHAGH had a significant and immediate need for predevelopment funding, and NeighborWorks Capital was able to provide it.
Chief of Consulting
The Chief of Consulting (CC) is a member of the senior management team and has overall responsibility for the startup and buildout of a consulting business focused on the affordable housing and community development industry. The CC will need to be an entrepreneur at heart but also be able to work as part of a team. The CC is a critical strategic partner for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will report directly to the CEO.