The Kaplan Cooperative Development Fund of the Cooperative Development Foundation is interested in receiving proposals for predevelopment loans to support the development of cooperative housing and related services for older persons. The following information should be part of a project submission. It is understood that, for projects in the early phases of development, some of the information requested may be incomplete or unavailable.
An overview of the project. Projects should be structured as housing
cooperatives, appropriately designed to house older persons and affordable to
low or moderate income households.
A site and feasible method of site control should be identified. Site should be
located in a neighborhood with an indigenous elderly population. Site should be
located with proximity to shopping, transportation, health care, and other
amenities. An appraisal of the property should be included. Site and aerial
photographs and location maps should be submitted.
A market study should be completed demonstrating a market for the project
among an age and income qualified population in a defined market area. The
study should consider existing and proposed competition, the cost of comparable
housing, and home sales value information.
Development budget and operating proformas, including a description of project
financing, sources, uses, status, and terms. Submission should include a project
cost summary with per housing unit cost projections.
An architectural plan, including working drawings.
A property management plan identifying management agent if in place.
Total marketing plan, including advertising strategy, community outreach, and
A project timetable identifying major tasks and time specifications for each. All
tasks scheduled prior to project financing should be described. Projected
completion dates should be included.
Resumes of the development team members, including sponsor’s current
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Sponsor must demonstrate to CDF that the sponsor has received matching funds either as cash grants or irrevocable commitments from sources other than CDF. Such matching funds must be specifically earmarked for project predevelopment activities. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by CDF, in-kind donations of goods and services shall not qualify as matching funds.
CDF reserves the right to review documentation submitted by the sponsor to substantiate the receipt of the matching funds and to reject the qualification of any contribution as a match if, in the opinion of CDF, the conditions attached to the commitment are inconsistent with the purpose of the advance agreement or if the funds will not substantially benefit the project or ensure its completion on a timely basis.
Advance will be disbursed to the sponsor in accordance with the terms of the advance agreement with CDF. Generally, funds will be disbursed as needed. Need will be substantiated by a work schedule mutually determined by CDF and the sponsor.
Sponsor shall furnish CDF with reports, in form satisfactory to CDF, confirming the progress of the project and the status of the expenditure of funds thereon. Reports shall be made available on a quarterly basis or a requested by CDF.
If project proves feasible, sponsor shall be required to repay CDF advance with interest and fees in accordance with the terms of the advance agreement. Interest rate and fees will be determined by the economics of the project – generally, interest rates will be based on prime.
If a project is successful, the sponsor shall pay a success fee to the Kaplan Cooperative Development Fund in recognition of the high-risk nature of predevelopment financing. These amounts shall directly assist future projects and shall be recycled for permanent use. Amounts shall be determined by the economics of the project.
CDF shall be permitted to review any sponsor contracts for technical assistance, architectural services, and other predevelopment services necessary to the development of the project. Copies of such agreements shall become a part CDF records. CDF shall be prepared to assist the sponsor in identifying experienced contractors and shall be available to provide direct technical assistance if needed.
The sponsor shall require the cooperative project to establish and maintain programs of cooperative education, directed to membership generally, new members, and directors. The educational plan shall be submitted to CDF.
CDF Representation. CDF may send a representative to attend or address the cooperative project’s annual membership meeting and meetings of its board of directors.
The cooperative project shall provide CDF with minutes of its annual membership meeting, copies of newsletters, and significant informational communications to its membership and, to the extent requested by CDF and subject to applicable statutes, demographic and income information on its membership.