HPET Preserving Affordable Housing as Competition Intensifies
A typical tenant at the Courtyard at Encanto in central Phoenix is a single mother working as a home health care aide. She makes about 51 percent of area median income in a neighborhood that is undergoing rapid gentrification.
Housing Partnership Equity Trust (HPET) purchased the 160-unit Courtyard at Encanto in conjunction with Chicanos por la Causa (CPLC), one of Arizona’s largest community development corporations (CDCs), in 2017. For Anne McCulloch, president and CEO of HPET, serving the needs of such tenants embodies the mission of the social-purpose REIT.