Century Impacts in September

Mariposa Villa (pictured): $1,400,000 in acquisition financing to developer Leo Lee Family Trust will help convert a parking lot into 33 rental units. With little new construction and rehab of older residential and multi-family buildings within the immediate area, as well as easy access to public transportation, Mariposa will provide much needed workforce housing to […]

Century Named Top 25 Affordable Lender

Century Housing Corporation was named among the nation’s Top 25 affordable housing lenders in 2016 by Affordable Housing Finance magazine for the third consecutive year.  “It is a major accomplishment to be included among lending giants such as Citi Community Capital, Wells Fargo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and JP Morgan Chase. As the only […]

Century Launches Coming Home Fund, High-LTV Veteran-Focused Financing

Century proudly announces the launch of a new high-LTV acquisition product, the Century Coming Home Fund, designed to deliver flexible financing targeting veteran-focused development throughout California. The fund leverages Century’s near twenty year experience with financing veteran housing with new federal and state programs designed to end veteran homelessness. Century Coming Home Fund Highlights: Loan-to-value […]

Yes on H, Defeat S!

Century is joining Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH) in officially endorsing Measure H and opposing Measure S on the March ballot. To join the fight for passing Measure H and help support homeless services throughout the County of Los Angeles, share the fact sheet and fill out this form to volunteer. If you […]

Recent Developments

Village Oaks and Casa Del Sol Two developments financed on a behalf of a joint venture between developer Southport Financial Services and Community Development Trust (a national affordable housing REIT) will bring a combined total of 197 homes at approximately 40% of AMI to Northern California. A $4,207,500 acquisition loan to Southport will develop Village […]

SCANPH awards Century clients, attracts record crowd

Century is proud to have provided financing for two of the Annual Homes Within Reach Award winning developments at SCANPH’s 30th Anniversary Conference on September 18th: Beyond L.A. Project of the Year awardee Affordable Living for the Aging with the Janet L. Witkin Center in West Hollywood and Developer of the Year Skid Rown Housing […]

Century celebrates 20 years of service

Century held its anniversary dinner at the National History Museum on September 5th to celebrate 20 years of service to low-income and homeless families and veterans throughout California. Attended by The Honorable Judge Harry Pregerson, his wife, Bernardine Pregerson, Century’s Board, staff, dignitaries, and friends, the event highlighted the social impact of programs created by […]

Annual Report: Preservation deals propel Century beyond 25,000 homes financed

Fresh off the virtual presses, the Century Annual Report is a brief recounting of our most successful year in terms of homes financed and loan production. This year, we highlight high-impact preservation deals in Northern California that have helped Century reach the 25,000 homes financed milestone. One such development, which utilizes the Golden State Acquisition […]

Century Housing Among AHF’s Top Affordable Housing Lenders

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Century Housing was named among the Top 25 Affordable Housing Lenders in Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) Magazine’s 2014 list.  Century financed several types of affordable housing and community investment projects, for a total of $118.9 million invested in 2014 throughout the State of California. Century is the […]

Developers and investors think big at Developers’ Roundtable

The 15th Annual California Developers’ Roundtable hosted by Downs Pham & Kuei, LLP and Century brought together an overflowing crowd of California’s top affordable housing developers, lenders, and investors at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills on March 3, 2015. “The mood was upbeat to say the least. Optimistic energy and conversation filled the room […]

Los Angeles County’s new and improved Housing Innovation Fund

We are excited to announce that Los Angeles County has closed on LACHIF II, a high-LTV revolving fund providing acquisition and predevelopment financing to nonprofit and for-profit developers throughout the county. As an approved member, official loan originator, and the first lender to utilize the fund, Century is excited about the opportunities that LACHIF II […]

Remember to VOTE YES on 41

The June 3rd primary election is almost here, and there’s a great reason to make it out to the polls: Proposition 41, The Veterans Housing & Homeless Prevention Act. More than 200,000 California veterans live in poverty, but the existing bond program previously approved by voters to help house our veterans is no longer effective […]

Year-End Numbers Show Growth and Impact of GSAF Program

Century loan origination totals from 2013 show a considerable increase from the previous year, totaling over $99M. Demand for bridge loans rose to more than $53M, followed by construction and acquisition loans. Upon completion, Century developments financed in 2013 will contribute 1,948 new homes to California’s affordable housing stock. Much of our growth can be […]

Happy Holidays and All the Best from Century!

Thank you for making 2013 a great year for Century and for hundreds of low-income families and individuals who will have a place to call home as a result of our work. Century financing in 2013 has laid the foundation for nearly 2,000 affordable homes, and will create more than 1,500 FTE construction jobs. And […]

Southern California’s Biggest Show Is Almost Here

Southern California’s “can’t miss” affordable housing event is just around the corner. SCANPH will host its 25th Annual Conference on Friday, November 1st at the JW Marriott Hotel in Downtown LA, and it’s not too late to register and take part in the most dynamic affordable housing events around. This year Century is sponsoring, exhibiting, […]

Lending Matters in October

Century had a productive month, closing four loans throughout Southern California: —$1,620,000 in predevelopment financing will help build Baldwin Park Apartments, a 72-unit workforce housing project developed by ROEM Development Corporation, which will also create 84 FTE construction jobs. –Diversified Equity Group received a $8,500,000 construction loan for 61 homes in Sylmar. Construction of Villa […]

Aaron Wooler Can’t Stop Talking About The GSAF

You may have caught our Senior Vice President, Aaron Wooler, at the Novogradac 20th Annual Affordable Housing Tax Credit Conference earlier this month, where he took every opportunity to praise the utility of the Golden State Acquisition Fund and share Century’s experience in leading loan originations under the valuable program. To date, Century has closed […]

Lending Matters in August

Last month Century closed two loans with Skid Row Housing Trust: —$2,100,000 in acquisition financing will help Skid Row Housing Trust develop Sherman Way Apartments in Downtown Los Angeles: 65 units, most of which are reserved for homeless veterans with special needs. —Just a few blocks south, Skid Row Housing trust is building Carondelet Apartments, […]

Aszkenazy Brings 62 Affordable Homes to San Fernando

Residents of the City of San Fernando have Aszkenazy Development, Inc. to thank for Park View Place, a new residential development providing 62 homes affordable to low-income individuals and families, with some reserved for those with special needs. Aszkenazy Development has played an integral role in revitalizing the City of San Fernando, with Park View […]

Canby Woods Opens in Reseda

Exactly two years after a smashing groundbreaking ceremony, Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine returned to Reseda to unveil Canby Woods, the latest affordable housing wonder developed by Thomas Safran & Associates. Like their previous Del Rey Square, the project includes landscaped gardens and outdoor sitting areas and warmly decorated interiors which, this time, will […]

Meta Housing’s Senior Arts Colony Continues to Impress

We reported on attention Long Beach Senior Arts Colony was getting from PCBC and Affordable Housing Finance last month. This month, Multi-Housing News ran a lengthy feature which details the partnership between the developer, the state, conventional banks, and Century. Congratulations to Meta Housing for all the well-deserved publicity!

Lending Matters in July

Lending activity picked up in July with Century closing two loans within a span of two weeks: —The Core Companies received $8,672,745 in acquisition financing for 236 low income family homes in San José which will become Newbury Park. —Vitus Group’s Meadowbrook Apartments, 448 low-income family units in San Diego, received $1,500,000 in Century predevelopment […]

The Los Angeles Business Journal’s Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards

Last month, The Los Angeles Business Journal announced that Century has been nominated for the 3rd Annual Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Award.  Century not only creates affordable housing in California, but is a prominent contributor in numerous charitable activities and events.  Some of the organizations that Century has contributed to include YMCA, Midnight Mission, Children’s […]

Century Annual Report Hitting Mailboxes

Look out for the Century’s 2012 Annual Report due to arrive sometime this week. The theme, Lending Matters, explores the tremendous opportunities for investment throughout California with diverse examples of Century’s acquisition, bridge, and construction loan products in action. If you have not joined our mailing list, please add your address here and download the […]