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Build NYC Resource Corporation (Build NYC) helps 501(c)(3) organizations and other exempt facilities make real estate capital investments by accessing low-cost debt through tax-exempt bond financing.

Program Benefits

  1. Lower Interest Rates: Tax-exempt bonds typically offer lower rates than other types of loans.
  2. Mortgage Recording Tax: The 2.8% mortgage recording tax may be waived.
  3. Refinance Existing Debt: Pay down existing debt inexpensively using Build NYC bonds.
  4. Longer Repayment Terms: Financing terms can be as long as 30 years.
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Program Eligibility

Registered 501(c)(3) organizations, including the following types, have received low-cost financing through Build NYC:

  • Primary & Secondary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Cultural Institutions
  • Social & Human Services
  • Hospitals & Healthcare
  • Qualifying Exempt Facilities

Qualifying Exempt Facilities

Companies developing "exempt facilities" under the Internal Revenue Code may be able to access tax-exempt bond financing. Exemptions from the mortgage recording tax may also be available. These facilities include:

  • Airport facilities
  • Dock and wharf facilities
  • Solid waste disposal facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Transportation-related infrastructure
  • Other projects eligible for qualified private activity bond financing pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code

Factors Considered by Build NYC

  • Entity must be a registered 501(c)(3) or a qualifying exempt facility
  • Size of the financing (<$5M may not be cost-effective)
  • Financial strength of applicant and ability to pay debt service
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