National Equity Fund

Energy Square

Kingston, NY

Jobs Created: 17
Jobs Year One: 69

Formerly an abandoned bowling alley, Energy Square (E2) is a single five-story net-zero-for-living development that provides 57 rental apartments in Kingston, NY. E2 dedicates 29 units to households earning at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) including seven ESSHI (Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative) units, nine units for special needs, seven for homeless young adults (18-25) and two for homeless persons with rents set at 30 percent AMI. Nine apartments are reserved for households at 90 percent AMI. Preference is given to persons waitlisted for subsidized housing and whose current housing fails to meet basic standards of health and safety.

E2 provides five fully accessible units: three adapted for persons with mobility impairment and two for hearing- or vision-impaired individuals. Support services are offered for financial literacy, employment readiness, and accessing health, mental health, and substance abuse services. The building features first-floor commercial and community service facility space with two elevators and an exterior greenspace. E2 achieved LEED Platinum certification and net zero through geothermal wells, solar, and building design.

This 2020 AHF Readers' Choice Awards Finalist in the Green Category was developed by Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO), and NEF invested $12 million in LIHTC equity.

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1 Bedroom (44),2 Bedroom (7),3 Bedroom (4),Commercial (2),Efficiency (2)
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Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO)
Property Manager:
Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO)
Dutton & Associates P.C.
General Contractor:
Libolt & Sons

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Seasons at Compton - BOACHIF V 2010 - Secondary 2015

Seasons at Compton - BOACHIF V 2010 - Secondary 2015

Compton, CA

SEASONS at Compton, winner of the National Association of Home Builders award for best senior special-needs property, is an 84-unit new construction development for the elderly with 32 units set aside for developmentally disabled individuals or families. It consists of 11 residential buildings ranging from two to four stories with a 3,495-square-foot community center that includes a social service office. There are 68 one-bedroom residences and 16 two-bedrooms with balconies.


Designed by Nardi & Associates of Monrovia, California, the buildings were constructed in two clusters each encircling an elevator and connected by a network of catwalks. The tallest buildings, which are located next to the 710 Freeway, act as a sound barrier minimizing noise for the rest of the community. The development includes a landscaped courtyard with a fountain and is designed to maximize shade and breeze. Structures have stucco exteriors with faux redwood accents and flat roofs with slanting parapets. The development received LEED Silver certification for its sustainable, energy-efficient construction.


SEASONS at Compton is sponsored by LINC Housing, a nonprofit based in Long Beach, California, one of the 25 largest developers of affordable housing in the country as of 2011. The $10.3 million of LIHTC equity National Equity Fund, Inc. contributed to the project is its first investment with LINC Housing.

Freedom Village at West Windsor

Freedom Village at West Windsor

Princeton, NJ

In 2020, Freedom Village at West Windsor opened in Princeton, New Jersey as a beautiful 72-unit affordable housing community that supports residents with disabilities. This development provides homes for moderate income families and individuals who earn between 50-80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI).  

About 45 percent of residents in the community live with developmental and mental health disabilities, and 18 apartments are set aside for individuals in need. Specifically, 10 units are reserved for residents who are currently receiving services for developmental disabilities through their individual providers. Rents for these set-aside units are all paid for by the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities while rent for eight units reserved for mental health consumers receiving agency services are paid for by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The remaining 54 units are available for individuals and families without disabilities. While showcasing their mission, Project Freedom provides a 100 percent barrier free convenience with accessible wheelchairs and social service providers.  

Freedom Village at Windsor brings together neighborhoods through easy access to transportation, high-quality education and job opportunities in the surrounding areas. The developer worked to meet LEED Silver equivalent efficiency, minimizing water usage while creating healthy and efficient cost-saving buildings and minimal usage of heating and cooling sources.  

With Project Freedom as the developer, NEF invested over $13.2 million in LIHTC equity. 

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