PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development Corporation, a Southern Arizona Non-Profit Donates to Underserved Local Community

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A community service day is planned in Rillito, Arizona on Saturday, November 9th, 2013, from 7 am to 5 pm. Food will be provided.

PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development Corporation (PMHDC) are conducting a Service Day for Rillito, AZ on Saturday November 9th, 2013 from 7 am until 5 pm. PMHDC is donating used building materials from the remodel of the El Memorial Don Frew Apartments in Marana, AZ to the residents of Rilltio including windows, doors, water heaters, refrigerators and swamp coolers. PMHDC is seeking volunteer laborers, donations of materials including paint, food for volunteers and financial donations to assist in the purchase of T-shirts, safety equipment, construction materials and funds for refuse removal.

Cash donations are being accepted by the PPEP Foundation at 802 E 46th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713 or through our development department. Please contact us personally to arrange donations of materials and services.

Our Goal
Affording very low- and low-income households of local communities greater opportunities through better access to local capacity-building resources, affordable financial products and housing development since the early 1980’s, PMHDC has developed and constructed single family residences for very low- and low-income families in Quail Run subdivision situated in Douglas, Arizona. Moreover, PMHDC intends to develop additional very low-, low-income and moderate housing to meet the current demand of affordable housing in rural Arizona.

PMHDC has also developed, constructed and manages subsidized family and senior apartments in in rural Arizona.

About Portable Practical Educational Preparation (PPEP) and affiliate PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development Corporation:

PMHDC - http://www.pmhdc.net/housing.html or http://www.ppep.org/ has served the disadvantaged and underserved populations of southern Arizona for the past 46 years. PMHDC would appreciate any contribution – financial, material or service – to assist the underserved Rillito community.

Developing affordable multifamily housing in rural communities is an arduous and challenging task. Government housing programs are notoriously complicated, highly competitive and integrated with uncertain financing sources. Understanding the many regulations can consume an enormous amount of your valuable time.

From groundbreaking to grand opening, PMHDC offers inclusive construction management services that will deliver your project to completion on time and on budget.

As affordable housing specialists, PMHDC handles every aspect of construction oversight. PMHDC works closely with our selected architect(s), issues all construction bids in a fiscally responsible manner and will hire the right contractors for your project. In addition, PMHDC will coordinate the efforts of all project professionals, establish relationships with the various inspection agencies, obtain necessary permits, draft appropriate agency construction draws, document change orders and comply with reasonable construction timelines.

PMHDC has the knowledge to ensure your project complies with all design, construction and accessibility provisions required by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act; Fair Housing Act; National Environmental Policy Act, local building codes and other appropriate federal, state, and local regulations.

Submitting formal loan and grant applications is both rigorous and highly competitive, with a limited number of loans/grants awarded each year according to a variety of annual budget allocations. But, in order to successfully create an affordable housing community within your region, entities must be knowledgeable about each agency's requirements and the rating and ranking criteria affecting your loan/grant application.

This means attention to detail is paramount, with knowledge of legislative and treasury appropriations bills, funding agencies fiscal year appropriations bill, HUD's Super NOFA, EZ/EC Empowerment Zones, census tracts, Consolidated Plans, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), National Environmental Policy Act, income and area limitations, proforma budget projections, etc. Entities must also understand the myriad of subsidization formulas available through HUD, HOME, USDA – Rural Development, Arizona Department of Housing, CDBG, and many specialized funding resources. All of these formulas are complex and take a great deal of time to fully comprehend.

Why not allow PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development Corporation assist your project?

PMHDC’s development services team will assist entities identify potential project sites; prepare the loan/grant application(s); create a comprehensive budget(s); contract with architect(s); act as liaison with funding agencies through the "Firm Commitment" process; and develop a legal entity if necessary. But, PMHDC doesn't stop there — we also assist with tax exemptions; provide appropriate legal and accounting services; ensure compliance with national, state, and local building regulations; and oversee mortgage finalization.

Dr. John David Arnold PhD, CEO and Founder of PPEP, Inc. created a mission to “improve the quality of rural life.” Four decades later PPEP remains dedicated to that same mission today.

Volunteers will meet at Rillito Vista Park - I-10 West to Avra Valley Rd., North on Service Road to Water Street, West to Rilltio Vista Park. Contact organizer Jacob Herrington at jherrington(at)ppep(dot)org (520) 806-4670 or Roberta Hall at rhall(at)ppep(dot)org (520) 806-4664 for donations, sign up and more information.

SOURCE: PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development Corporation.

Investment Inquiries
Bob Milianta
PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development Corporation
806 E 46th Street, Tucson, Arizona 85713
Phone: (520) 806-4667
Fax: (520) 806-4679
Email: rmilianta(at)ppep(dot)org

PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development Corporation (PMHDC)
Jacob Herrington, Housing Development Manager
806 E 46th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 806-4670
Email: jherrington(at)ppep(dot)org

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