Participation Loan Program (PLP)

Participation Loan Program

HPD’s Participation Loan Program (PLP) provides low-interest loans and/or tax exemptions to multifamily building owners to facilitate the moderate or substantial rehabilitation and affordability of housing for low-to-moderate income households. Financing may also be available for limited acquisition costs. This program is most suitable for buildings needing moderate to substantial rehabilitation that may require more limited assistance for acquisition/refinancing and that have the ability to leverage some private financing.

Eligible Buildings

Buildings with 3 or more apartments are eligible. Eligible owners may include limited partnerships, corporations, joint ventures, limited liability companies, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations, housing development corporations, and individual owners including homeowners.

Program Overview

In a PLP loan, HPD subsidy is combined with private financing. The maximum subsidy permitted ranges from $40,000 to $90,000 per unit, depending on the other financing used and the rents charged to residents and other financing sources. The 30-year loan is provided at a below market interest rate.

Projects are generally eligible for a full or partial property tax exemption.

Loan recipients will enter a regulatory agreement for at least the term of the loan and/or tax exemption. The agreement sets limits on allowable rents and initial household incomes, and requires units to be rent stabilized. All projects must set aside at least 10% of units for homeless households.

For more information on the loan terms, see the PLP term sheet.


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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Participation Loan Program (PLP). We are sorry to inform you we currently have limited staff capacity and a significant backlog of projects. As a result, the assignment of a project manager can take up to one year. Please submit a complete Preliminary Application with detailed information about the project characteristics and needs. This application will allow us to understand the needs of your project, and we will contact you when we are able to assign a project manager. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to working with you.