KeyBank Provides $92.5M in Bonds for Affordable Housing Near Seattle

AUBURN, Wash. — KeyBank’s Community Development Lending & Investing group has provided $95.2 million in tax-exempt bond financing to construct two affordable housing communities in the Seattle suburb of Auburn, one for families and one for seniors.

AVS Communities is developing the two properties. The Villas at Auburn will offer 295 units of affordable housing for families while The Reserve at Auburn will offer 297 units of affordable housing for seniors. Both projects will serve residents making 60 percent or less of the area median income.

 “The Reserve and Villas at Auburn apartments address the national affordable housing crisis by providing two vulnerable groups with crucial support,” says Rob Likes, national manager of the KeyBank team providing the financing.

KeyBank provided a $47 million construction loan for The Reserve at Auburn, with a $40.6 million Freddie Mac Tax Exempt Loan (TEL) component arranged by Key’s Commercial Mortgage Group. The company provided a $48.2 million construction loan for The Villas at Auburn, with a $40.9 million Freddie Mac TEL arranged by Key’s Commercial Mortgage Group.

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission issued the tax-exempt bonds. Victoria Quinn and Al Beaumariage arranged the financing.

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