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'''Friendship Court''' is a 150-unit low-income apartment complex subsidized by vouchers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The site is jointly owned by the National Historic Trust and the [[Piedmont Housing Alliance]] until their contract is up at the end of 2017. <ref>{{cite-cville|title=Temporary housing: Will Friendship Court stay affordable without federal funding?|url=http://www.c-ville.com/temporary-housing-will-friendship-court-stay-affordable-without-federal-funding/#.UaSwkdLVCSo|author=Laura Ingles|pageno=|printno=|printdate=May 28, 2013|publishdate=May 28, 201|accessdate=May 28, 2013}}</ref> The terms of the agreement currently require all of the units to be rented out to low-income families, but that could change after 2017.
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[[File:Friendship Court - map.JPG|right|thumb|300px|400-426 Garrett Street, ca. 2019]]
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[[File:06132018-Friendship Court Schematic Landscape Plan.JPG|right|thumb|300px|Friendship Court Redevelopment Schematic Landscape Plan, dated June 13, 2018]]
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'''Friendship Court''' Apartments, formerly known as [[Garrett Square]], is a 150-unit apartment complex of 22 buildings on 11.75 acres southwest of Charlottesville’s downtown business district and within the City’s [[Strategic Investment Area (SIA)]]. The property was built in [[1978]] with project-based [[Section 8]] assistance. In [[2002]], [[Piedmont Housing Alliance]] and [[National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation (NHT/E)]] partnered to acquire and renovate the property.<ref>http://www.friendshipcourtapartments.com/about-friendship-court/</ref>
  
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The site is jointly owned by the National Historic Trust and the [[Piedmont Housing Alliance]] until their contract is up at the end of 2032. <ref>{{cite-cville|title=Temporary housing: Will Friendship Court stay affordable without federal funding?|url=http://www.c-ville.com/temporary-housing-will-friendship-court-stay-affordable-without-federal-funding/#.UaSwkdLVCSo|author=Laura Ingles|pageno=|printno=|printdate=May 28, 2013|publishdate=May 28, 2013|accessdate=May 28, 2013}}</ref> {{fact}}
  
==Sponsorship agreement for additional police coverage==
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Redevelopment of Phase 1 had been expected to break ground spring of 2020, but has been delayed multiple times due to the [[COVID-19 Emergency]]. <ref>{{cite web|title=Friendship Court Redevelopment Update: Phase 1 Construction to Begin in the Fall|url=https://piedmonthousingalliance.org/news/friendship-court/friendship-court-redevelopment-update-phase-1-construction-to-begin-in-the-fall/|author=|work=|publisher=Piedmont Housing Alliance|location=|publishdate=June 4, 2020|accessdate=June 11, 2020}}</ref>
  
Since 2005, the company has paid a donation to the [[Charlottesville Police Department]] in exchange for additional patrols in and around the community. Under the terms of this "sponsorship agreement", police officers looking for over-time can participate in this shift. In FY2011, the amount is $88,522<ref>Shifflett, David. FY2011 Friendship Court Sponsorship Agreement - $88,522. Rep. Charlottesville Tomorrow's Document Archive. Web. 19 July 2010. <http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/docs/20100719-Friendship-Court-Agreement.pdf>.</ref>
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==Management==
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In [[2019]], [[Piedmont Housing Alliance |Piedmont Housing]] will become the managing partner for the community, and will have decision-making authority with regard to property management, services, and the business affairs of the partnership, and will have the opportunity to acquire the property.<ref>http://www.friendshipcourtapartments.com/about-friendship-court/</ref>
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==Redevelopment by Piedmont Housing Alliance==
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The first funding (Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) application for the Friendship Court redevelopment was completed in March 2018.
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In March 2016, PHA announced they had been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Piedmont Housing Alliance gets grant for Friendship Court engagement|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/piedmont-housing-alliance-gets-grant-for-friendship-court-engagement/article_3673e9ff-542e-5e7f-9441-b7c2b816c1cd.html|author=Staff reports|pageno=|printdate=March 8, 2016|publishdate=March 8, 2016|accessdate=December 31, 2016}}</ref> City government gave PHA a $350,000 for the effort. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Council set to adopt SIA action plan|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/council-set-to-adopt-sia-action-plan/article_5efbbf84-fa02-11e5-b9f1-27c6c2502efc.html|author=Chris Suarez|pageno=|printdate=April 3, 2016|publishdate=April 3, 2016|accessdate=January 2, 2017}}</ref>
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The firm [[Stantec]] created the original master plan. <ref>{{cite web|title=Friendship Court architect: Urban density increases vibrancy, but must be made equitable|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/25476-friendship-court-architect-urban-density-increases/|author=Aaron Richardson|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=November 10, 2016|accessdate=June 26, 2017}}</ref>
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The architectural firm [[Grimm and Parker]] was hired in March 2017 to implement the plan. <ref>{{cite web|title=Architectural firm hired for Friendship Court redevelopment|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26669-architectural-firm-hired-for-friendship-court/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 13, 2017|accessdate=December 28, 2017}}</ref> As part of the plan, PHA is proposing amenities such as an early childhood program and a daycare. <ref>{{cite web|title=Friendship Court planning early childhood, workforce development programs|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26822-friendship-court-planning-early-childhood/|author=Josh Mandell|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 31, 2017|accessdate=December 28, 2017}}</ref>
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===Advisory committee members===
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Since February 2016, the Friendship Court Advisory Committee, with nine elected resident members and six members of the at-large community provide guidance to Piedmont Housing Alliance. The Friendship Court Advisory Committee generally meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. The location varies and meetings are held in the evenings at Friendship Court and other locations around town.
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#[[Kathy Galvin]], member of [[Charlottesville City Council]]
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#[[Mike Murphy]], Assistant [[City Manager]]
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#[[Bill Edgerton]], FAIA of the Oak Hill Fund
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#[[Kevin White]], an assistant vice president at National Housing Trust (NHT-Enterprise)
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#[[Sarah McLean]], RN of the Adiuvans Foundation
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#[[Myrtle Houchens]], a former resident and a member of First Baptist Church
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Residents were elected from among current tenants.
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#[[Sheri Hopper]], Resident
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#[[Angela Brooks]], Resident
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#[[Crystal Johnson]], Resident
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#[[Zafar Khan]], Resident
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#[[Betty Lowry]], Resident
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#[[Tyquan Mayo]], Resident
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#[[Daemond Nowlin]], Resident
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#[[Yolonda Ross]], Resident
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#[[Tamara Wright]], Resident
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====Former advisory committee members==== 
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*Daphne Kaiser, PhD, principal of Clark Elementary School
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*Quanelius Tinsley, Resident
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===Advisory committee members in 2018===
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*Susan Dewey, Executive Director, VHDA
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*Melissa Yuille, Housing Counseling Manager, PHA
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*Erica Johnson, Director of Development, PHA
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*Crystal Johnson, Friendship Court Advisory Committee and Resident
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*Angela Brooks, Friendship Court Advisory Committee and Resident
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*Sunshine Mathon, Executive Director, PHA
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*Frank Stoner, Board President, PHA
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*Karen Klick, Deputy Director, PHA
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*Erik Johnston, Director, DHCD
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===Draft plan===
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An early draft plan was released on [[June 16]], [[2016]]. <ref>{{cite web|title=Draft master plan for Friendship Court revealed|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/24173-friendship-court-draft-plan/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=June 16, 2016|accessdate=January 11, 2017}}</ref> However the project is under review and is changing as Piedmont Housing gets closer to taking the property over in November 2018. <ref>{{cite web|title=Piedmont Housing Alliance re-examining Friendship Court plans|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/28826-friendship-court-update/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=October 13, 2017|accessdate=March 5, 2018}}</ref> <ref>{{cite web|title=PHA to consult every resident of Friendship Court on redevelopment|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/29971-pha-to-consult-every-resident-of-friendship-court/|author=Julie Zink|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 24, 2018|accessdate=March 5, 2018}}</ref>
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===Friendship Court Phase 1===
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Phase 1 will consist of three buildings that will create 106 units constructed on the existing open space at the community. The buildings will be broken out as outlined below: <ref>{{cite web|title=A Glimpse at Friendship Court’s Future from the Outside|http://www.friendshipcourtapartments.com/category/redevelopment-updates/|author=LaTasha Durrett|work=Blog Post|publisher=|location=|publishdate=April 30, 2019|accessdate=September 1, 2019}}</ref>
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*Buildings 1 & 2: 35 stacked, 2-over-2 townhomes and stacked flats. 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units, each with a individual front and back doors to the outside, dedicated surface parking spots near the back doors. (Buildings 1 will contain maintenance offices for the entire property.)
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*Building 3: 71 apartment units, covered parking garage beneath the building, 9,000 square feet of amenity and office space. Apartments will be single story units, arranged along central corridors on four floors served by 2 elevators.
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On June 13, 2018 a preliminary site plan for the entire 11.75 acre site was submitted to the City of Charlottesville. This is the first of many submissions that will be made to the City for review and approval.
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===Friendship Court Phase 2===
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Phase 2 will also be 106 units and will be built following the demolition of 46 existing units. A hundred will be affordable rental units and six will be for home ownership. There will be tiered layers of affordability. Tier one will consist of 54 Section 8 units. Tier two will consist of 23 units for households making between #30 and 60 percent of the area median income. Tier three will be for households between 60 percent ad 80 percent of AMI. <ref>{{cite web|title=Support for Friendship Court Redevelopment – Phase 2 |url=https://civicclerk.blob.core.windows.net/stream/CHARLOTTESVILLEVA/0251a39c-7333-4361-b2ba-5a0bb6e51756.pdf?sv=2015-12-11&sr=b&sig=mFWkSSy%2B5K0UnBFSk5afQ85SitGWuq1RkKOIoLMPEAM%3D&st=2021-01-31T20%3A01%3A04Z&se=2022-01-31T20%3A06%3A04Z&sp=r|author=Brenda Kelley|work=Resolution|publisher=|location=|publishdate=February 1, 2021|accessdate=January 31, 2021}}</ref>
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=== Funding ===
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
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|+Friendship Court Funding Sources
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!Phase
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!Date
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!Source
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!Amount
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!Instrument
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!Notes
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!Document
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|-
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|1
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|[[June 21]], [[2019]]
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|[[VHDA]] / LIHTC
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|$15,888,440
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|Low Income Housing Tax Credit
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|Tax credits redeemable annually over 10 years
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|[https://www.vhda.com/BusinessPartners/MFDevelopers/LIHTCProgram/LowIncome%20Housing%20Tax%20Credit%20Program/2019%20final%20Rankings-Board%20approved.pdf 2019 LIHTC Final Rankings, VHDA]
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|-
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|1
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|[[2019]]
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|[[VHDA]] SPARC/REACH
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|$4,120,000
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|Below-market loan
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|Noted in LIHTC application<ref name=":0">{{Cite web|url=https://www.vhda.com/BusinessPartners/MFDevelopers/LIHTCProgram/LIHTC%209%20Applications/Friendship-Court.pdf|title=2019 Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program Application For Reservation – Friendship Court Phase I|last=|first=|publishdate=March 2019|publisher=VHDA|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20211027233240/https://www.vhda.com/BusinessPartners/MFDevelopers/LIHTCProgram/LIHTC%209%20Applications/Friendship-Court.pdf|archive-date=2021-10-27|dead-url=|accessdate=2021-10-27}}</ref>
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|
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|-
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|1
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|[[2019]]
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|[[VHDA]]
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|$5,076,718
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|Loan
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|Balance of VHDA loan noted in LIHTC application after SPARC/REACH
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|
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|-
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|1
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|[[2019]]
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|[[Piedmont Housing Alliance]] /
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[[National Housing Trust]]
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|$1,000,000
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|Sponsor Loan
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|Owner equity<ref name=":0" />
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|
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|-
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|1
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|[[October 19]], [[2020]]
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|[[City of Charlottesville]]
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|$6,000,000
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|Tax abatement
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|On tax increment, up to 40 years or total amount is met
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|[[:File:Friendship Court Phase I Tax Abatement Performance Agreement 2020-10-12.pdf|'''Performance Agreement''']]
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|-
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|1
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|[[October 19]], [[2020]]
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|[[City of Charlottesville]]
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|$5,545,159
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|Forgivable loan
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|Loan period of 40 years. Requires 99 years affordability.
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|'''[[:File:Friendship Court Phase I Forgivable Loan 2020-10-19.pdf|Ordinance Authorizing Forgivable Loan]]'''
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|-
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|1
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|[[February 11]], [[2020]]
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|[[DHCD]] / ASNH
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|$2,000,000
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|Deferred principal loan
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|Affordable and Special Needs Housing program<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://piedmonthousingalliance.org/news/friendship-court/phase-1-receives-2-million-in-funding/|title=Phase 1 Receives $2 million in Funding|last=|first=|publishdate=Feb 11, 2020|publisher=Piedmont Housing Alliance|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20211027225821/https://piedmonthousingalliance.org/news/friendship-court/phase-1-receives-2-million-in-funding/|archive-date=2021-10-27|dead-url=|accessdate=2021-10-27}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/governor-northam-announces-nearly-12-million-funding-25-affordable-housing-and-homeless-reduction|title=Governor Northam Announces Nearly $12 Million in Funding for 25 Affordable Housing and Homeless Reduction Projects|last=|first=|publishdate=Jan 27, 2020|publisher=Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20210914081658/https://dhcd.virginia.gov/governor-northam-announces-nearly-12-million-funding-25-affordable-housing-and-homeless-reduction|archive-date=2021-10-27|dead-url=|accessdate=2021-10-27}}</ref>
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* VHTF, HOME, NHTF
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* Interest-only at 3%
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|[https://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/governor-northam-announces-nearly-12-million-funding-25-affordable-housing-and-homeless-reduction Press Release]
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|1
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|[[July 8]], [[2021]]
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|[[DHCD]] / ASNH
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|$1,500,000
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|Deferred principal loan
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|Home Innovations In Energy Efficiency (HIEE)<ref name=":1">{{Cite web|url=https://dhcd.virginia.gov/governor-northam-announces-over-21-million-affordable-and-special-needs-housing-loans|title=Funding will support new construction and rehabilitation of 1,266 affordable and permanent supportive housing units|last=|first=|publishdate=Jul 8, 2021|publisher=Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development|archive-url=2021-10-27|archive-date=https://web.archive.org/web/20210914081433/https://dhcd.virginia.gov/governor-northam-announces-over-21-million-affordable-and-special-needs-housing-loans|dead-url=|accessdate=2021-10-27}}</ref><ref name=":2">{{Cite web|url=https://communityengagement.substack.com/p/july-8-2021-albemarle-updates-housing|title=July 8, 2021: Albemarle updates housing policy, but still working on incentives for developers|last=Tubbs|first=Sean|publishdate=Jul 8, 2021|publisher=Charlottesville Community Engagement|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20211027231820/https://communityengagement.substack.com/p/july-8-2021-albemarle-updates-housing|archive-date=2021-10-27|dead-url=|accessdate=2021-10-27}}</ref>
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|[https://dhcd.virginia.gov/governor-northam-announces-over-21-million-affordable-and-special-needs-housing-loans Press Release]
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|-
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|1
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|[[July 8]], [[2021]]
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|[[DHCD]] / ASNH
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|$200,000
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|Deferred principal loan
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|National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)<ref name=":1" /><ref name=":2" />
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|[https://dhcd.virginia.gov/governor-northam-announces-over-21-million-affordable-and-special-needs-housing-loans Press Release]
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|-
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|1
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|[[July 8]], [[2021]]
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|[[DHCD]] / ASNH
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|$200,000
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|Deferred principal loan
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|Virginia Housing Trust Fund (VHTF)<ref name=":1" /><ref name=":2" />
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|[https://dhcd.virginia.gov/governor-northam-announces-over-21-million-affordable-and-special-needs-housing-loans Press Release]
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|-
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|1
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|[[2021]]
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|[[Perry Foundation]]
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|$333,000
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|Grant
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|For construction of the Early Learning and Community Center<ref name=":3">{{Cite web|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20211027232201/https://www.cbs19news.com/story/44644377/grant-funding-for-early-learning-community-center-at-friendship-court|title=Grant funding for early learning, community center at Friendship Court|last=|first=|publishdate=Aug 31, 2021|publisher=CBS19 News|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20211027232201/https://www.cbs19news.com/story/44644377/grant-funding-for-early-learning-community-center-at-friendship-court|archive-date=2021-10-27|dead-url=|accessdate=2021-10-27}}</ref><ref name=":4">{{Cite web|url=https://www.facebook.com/albemarlemagazine/posts/10159882724449415|title=Early Childhood Funders Network (ECFN) Announces Grant to Piedmont Housing Alliance (PHA) for Early Learning and Community Center at Friendship Court|last=|first=|publishdate=Aug 31, 2021|publisher=Facebook – Albemarle Magazine|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2021-10-27}}</ref>
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|[https://www.facebook.com/albemarlemagazine/posts/10159882724449415 Press Release]
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|-
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|1
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|[[August 31]], [[2021]]
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|[[Early Childhood Funders Network]]
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|$667,000
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|Grant
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|For construction of the Early Learning and Community Center<ref name=":3" /><ref name=":4" />
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* 2:1 match for Perry Foundation grant
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|[https://www.facebook.com/albemarlemagazine/posts/10159882724449415 Press Release]
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|}
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{| class="wikitable"
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|+Capital Improvement Program Allocations <small>(*''projected)''</small>
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!Line Item
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!FY20<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.charlottesville.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/61|title=Operating & Capital Improvement Budget: Fiscal Year 2019-20|last=|first=|publishdate=2019|publisher=City of Charlottesville|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20201213235811/https://www.charlottesville.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/61|archive-date=2020-12-13|dead-url=|accessdate=2021-10-27}}</ref>
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!FY21
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!FY22<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.charlottesville.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6013/City-of-Charlottesville-VA-FY-2022-Adopted-Budget-PDF|title=Operating & Capital Improvement Budget: Fiscal Year 2021-22|last=|first=|publishdate=2021|publisher=City of Charlottesville|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20210930003953/https://www.charlottesville.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6013/City-of-Charlottesville-VA-FY-2022-Adopted-Budget-PDF?bidId=|archive-date=2021-09-30|dead-url=|accessdate=2021-10-27}}</ref>
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!''FY23*''
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!''FY24*''
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!''FY25*''
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!''FY26*''
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|-
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|Friendship Court Infrastructure Improvements
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|$1,540,000
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|
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|$2,000,000
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|
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|''<small>$2,500,000</small>''
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|
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|
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|-
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|Friendship Court Redevelopment - Phase 1
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|$4,005,159
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|
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|$394,841
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|Friendship Court Redevelopment - Phase 2
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|
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|
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|$750,000
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|''<small>$2,500,000</small>''
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|Friendship Court Redevelopment - Phase 3
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|<small>$750,000</small>
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|''<small>$2,500,000</small>''
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|
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|-
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|Friendship Court Redevelopment - Phase 4
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|''<small>$4,500,000</small>''
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|}
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==Resources==
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*[http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F201606-Friendship-Court-plan.pdf Draft Master Plan, June 16, 2016]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
<references/>
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{{reflist}}
 
 
==External links==
 
  
 
[[Category: Charlottesville neighborhoods]]
 
[[Category: Charlottesville neighborhoods]]
[[Category:Affordable living choices]]
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[[Category:Affordable housing developments]]

Latest revision as of 11:11, 9 November 2021

400-426 Garrett Street, ca. 2019
Friendship Court Redevelopment Schematic Landscape Plan, dated June 13, 2018

Friendship Court Apartments, formerly known as Garrett Square, is a 150-unit apartment complex of 22 buildings on 11.75 acres southwest of Charlottesville’s downtown business district and within the City’s Strategic Investment Area (SIA). The property was built in 1978 with project-based Section 8 assistance. In 2002, Piedmont Housing Alliance and National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation (NHT/E) partnered to acquire and renovate the property.[1]

The site is jointly owned by the National Historic Trust and the Piedmont Housing Alliance until their contract is up at the end of 2032. [2] [citation needed]

Redevelopment of Phase 1 had been expected to break ground spring of 2020, but has been delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 Emergency. [3]

Management

In 2019, Piedmont Housing will become the managing partner for the community, and will have decision-making authority with regard to property management, services, and the business affairs of the partnership, and will have the opportunity to acquire the property.[4]

Redevelopment by Piedmont Housing Alliance

The first funding (Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) application for the Friendship Court redevelopment was completed in March 2018.

In March 2016, PHA announced they had been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation. [5] City government gave PHA a $350,000 for the effort. [6]

The firm Stantec created the original master plan. [7]

The architectural firm Grimm and Parker was hired in March 2017 to implement the plan. [8] As part of the plan, PHA is proposing amenities such as an early childhood program and a daycare. [9]

Advisory committee members

Since February 2016, the Friendship Court Advisory Committee, with nine elected resident members and six members of the at-large community provide guidance to Piedmont Housing Alliance. The Friendship Court Advisory Committee generally meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. The location varies and meetings are held in the evenings at Friendship Court and other locations around town.

  1. Kathy Galvin, member of Charlottesville City Council
  2. Mike Murphy, Assistant City Manager
  3. Bill Edgerton, FAIA of the Oak Hill Fund
  4. Kevin White, an assistant vice president at National Housing Trust (NHT-Enterprise)
  5. Sarah McLean, RN of the Adiuvans Foundation
  6. Myrtle Houchens, a former resident and a member of First Baptist Church

Residents were elected from among current tenants.

  1. Sheri Hopper, Resident
  2. Angela Brooks, Resident
  3. Crystal Johnson, Resident
  4. Zafar Khan, Resident
  5. Betty Lowry, Resident
  6. Tyquan Mayo, Resident
  7. Daemond Nowlin, Resident
  8. Yolonda Ross, Resident
  9. Tamara Wright, Resident

Former advisory committee members

  • Daphne Kaiser, PhD, principal of Clark Elementary School
  • Quanelius Tinsley, Resident

Advisory committee members in 2018

  • Susan Dewey, Executive Director, VHDA
  • Melissa Yuille, Housing Counseling Manager, PHA
  • Erica Johnson, Director of Development, PHA
  • Crystal Johnson, Friendship Court Advisory Committee and Resident
  • Angela Brooks, Friendship Court Advisory Committee and Resident
  • Sunshine Mathon, Executive Director, PHA
  • Frank Stoner, Board President, PHA
  • Karen Klick, Deputy Director, PHA
  • Erik Johnston, Director, DHCD

Draft plan

An early draft plan was released on June 16, 2016. [10] However the project is under review and is changing as Piedmont Housing gets closer to taking the property over in November 2018. [11] [12]

Friendship Court Phase 1

Phase 1 will consist of three buildings that will create 106 units constructed on the existing open space at the community. The buildings will be broken out as outlined below: [13]

  • Buildings 1 & 2: 35 stacked, 2-over-2 townhomes and stacked flats. 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units, each with a individual front and back doors to the outside, dedicated surface parking spots near the back doors. (Buildings 1 will contain maintenance offices for the entire property.)
  • Building 3: 71 apartment units, covered parking garage beneath the building, 9,000 square feet of amenity and office space. Apartments will be single story units, arranged along central corridors on four floors served by 2 elevators.

On June 13, 2018 a preliminary site plan for the entire 11.75 acre site was submitted to the City of Charlottesville. This is the first of many submissions that will be made to the City for review and approval.

Friendship Court Phase 2

Phase 2 will also be 106 units and will be built following the demolition of 46 existing units. A hundred will be affordable rental units and six will be for home ownership. There will be tiered layers of affordability. Tier one will consist of 54 Section 8 units. Tier two will consist of 23 units for households making between #30 and 60 percent of the area median income. Tier three will be for households between 60 percent ad 80 percent of AMI. [14]

Funding

Friendship Court Funding Sources
Phase Date Source Amount Instrument Notes Document
1 June 21, 2019 VHDA / LIHTC $15,888,440 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Tax credits redeemable annually over 10 years 2019 LIHTC Final Rankings, VHDA
1 2019 VHDA SPARC/REACH $4,120,000 Below-market loan Noted in LIHTC application[15]
1 2019 VHDA $5,076,718 Loan Balance of VHDA loan noted in LIHTC application after SPARC/REACH
1 2019 Piedmont Housing Alliance /

National Housing Trust

$1,000,000 Sponsor Loan Owner equity[15]
1 October 19, 2020 City of Charlottesville $6,000,000 Tax abatement On tax increment, up to 40 years or total amount is met Performance Agreement
1 October 19, 2020 City of Charlottesville $5,545,159 Forgivable loan Loan period of 40 years. Requires 99 years affordability. Ordinance Authorizing Forgivable Loan
1 February 11, 2020 DHCD / ASNH $2,000,000 Deferred principal loan Affordable and Special Needs Housing program[16][17]
  • VHTF, HOME, NHTF
  • Interest-only at 3%
Press Release
1 July 8, 2021 DHCD / ASNH $1,500,000 Deferred principal loan Home Innovations In Energy Efficiency (HIEE)[18][19] Press Release
1 July 8, 2021 DHCD / ASNH $200,000 Deferred principal loan National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)[18][19] Press Release
1 July 8, 2021 DHCD / ASNH $200,000 Deferred principal loan Virginia Housing Trust Fund (VHTF)[18][19] Press Release
1 2021 Perry Foundation $333,000 Grant For construction of the Early Learning and Community Center[20][21] Press Release
1 August 31, 2021 Early Childhood Funders Network $667,000 Grant For construction of the Early Learning and Community Center[20][21]
  • 2:1 match for Perry Foundation grant
Press Release
Capital Improvement Program Allocations (*projected)
Line Item FY20[22] FY21 FY22[23] FY23* FY24* FY25* FY26*
Friendship Court Infrastructure Improvements $1,540,000 $2,000,000 $2,500,000
Friendship Court Redevelopment - Phase 1 $4,005,159 $394,841
Friendship Court Redevelopment - Phase 2 $750,000 $2,500,000
Friendship Court Redevelopment - Phase 3 $750,000 $2,500,000
Friendship Court Redevelopment - Phase 4 $4,500,000

Resources

References

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