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Arbor provides FHA-insured, long-term, fixed-rate financing for new construction or substantial rehabilitation of assisted living, congregate care and nursing home facilities nationwide. Arbor uses the LEAN Program to expedite underwriting and approval. Applications may be processed either as single-stage (Firm Application), or 2-stage (Preliminary Application, followed by Firm Application).

Loan Term & Amortization 40-year (fully amortizing) plus construction period, or 75% of remaining useful life.
Maximum Loan to Value-
New Construction
& Substantial Rehab
Determined by the lowest of:

  1.  90% of HUD Replacement Cost
  2.  Maximum LTV as follows:
    • SNF/ILU: 80% (for profit, 85% (non-profit)
    • ALF: 75% (for profit), 80% (non-profit)
  3.  DSCR: 1.45x
Fixed Rate Yes – Construction and Permanent.
Eligible Properties New construction or substantial rehabilitation of Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Intermediate or Skilled Nursing facilities.

  • Maximum processing occupancy of 95%
  • Commercial space cannot exceed 10% of gross floor area or 15% of gross income
  • Independent living units cannot exceed 25% of total units in the project (up to 30% if waiver is granted)
Eligible Borrower Single Asset Entity (for profit or non-profit).
Occupancy Requirement Underwritten at a maximum 95% occupancy.
Tax & Insurance Escrows Monthly deposits required.
Recourse Non-recourse.
Commercial Space Maximum 10% of gross floor area and maximum 15% of gross potential income. (Day care space is not considered commercial.)
Required Reports Market Study, Appraisal, Architect Review of Construction Costs and Drawings and Phase I Environmental.
Prepayment Negotiable. Generally two-year lockout with a 10% to 1% declining pre-payment penalty. Other pre-payment options are available.
Assumable Subject to Arbor and HUD approval and payment of assumption fee.
Good Faith Deposit Negotiable based on project type.
Expense Escrow Yes – sufficient to cover Arbor’s expenses and third-party report costs.
Origination Fee Negotiable
HUD Application Fee 0.15% due to HUD at Pre-Application, 0.15% at Firm Application. If Borrower chooses non-refundable straight-to-firm HUD application, fee is the full 0.3%.
HUD Inspection Fee $5 per thousand of the mortgage amount for new construction and $5 per thousand of improvement costs for substantial rehabilitation.
Legal/Closing Fee Borrower pays Arbor’s Counsel Fee and miscellaneous closing costs.
Rehabilitation Qualifications 15% of the “as rehabbed” appraised value or replacement of two or more major building systems.
Davis Bacon Davis Bacon labor standards and wage requirements apply to construction and rehab work.
Licensing The borrower must provide to HUD evidence/documentation from the appropriate local/state tax licensing authorities showing approval for the operation of the Project (or applicable portions thereof) prior to occupancy of the Project (or applicable portion thereof).
HUD Mortgage Insurance Premium 0.77% Market Rate; 0.45% Affordable; 1% MIP upfront at closing.


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