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File #: 18-1117 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Board Action Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/7/2022 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 7/14/2022 Final action:
Title: FIRST AMENDMENT TO SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT - 106 SW 6th AVENUE
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - First Amendment to Subordination Agreement
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TO:                                           CRA Board of Commissioners

FROM:                      Kim N. Phan, Legal Advisor

THROUGH:  Renée A. Jadusingh, Executive Director

DATE:                      July 14, 2022 

 

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FIRST AMENDMENT TO SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT - 106 SW 6th AVENUE

 

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Recommended Action:

Recommendation

Approve the First Amendment to the Subordination Agreement for the property located at 106 SW 6th Avenue owned by Reginald B. Jonas and Elizabeth Taylor pursuant to a new second mortgage with Amerant Bank. 

 

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Background:

Around March 2005, the City Commission approved Resolution No. 14-05 authorizing the CRA to acquire Lots 11 through 30 of the Carver Square subdivision which was the former location of an information dump.  Organic matter that had been disposed of on the site had begun to deteriorate and the homes built in the subdivision were experiencing various degrees of settlement problems.  Some of the structures had already been demolished by the time the CRA got involved, but there were twelve (12) remaining.  Around April 2005, the CRA approved the Carver Square Relocation Plan (“Relocation Plan”) plan to relocate the residents in order to demolish the structures.  Relocation financial assistance was available through the Relocation Plan. 

 

Eight homeowners qualified to receive financial assistance through the Relocation Plan.  Financial assistance through the Relocation Plan included an interest free purchase money balloon mortgage due and payable in five (5) years to cover the homeowner’s financing gap in an amount not to exceed $40,000 for the purchase of a replacement house.  Also, an additional $25,000 subsidy to be used as down payment assistance for owner-occupants in the “medium or major” defect category purchasing replacement housing within the CRA district, secured by a mortgage that is forgiven at the rate of 10% per year for 10 years. 

 

The purchase money balloon mortgage was set up as a balloon mortgage because of the expectation that the value of the homes would continue to rise and that the owners would be able to re-finance their mortgages and pay off the CRA mortgage.  However, when the balloon mortgages matured in 2012, with the downturn of the real estate market, refinancing alternatives were difficult to obtain.  Four homeowners were unable to repay these balances.  All the homes had mortgages that exceeded their assessed values.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRA staff presented this matter to the CRA Board in November 2012 and provided the CRA Board with the following options:

 

The CRA Board approved option number three to convert the instruments to a mortgage that is due upon sale or transfer of the property. 

 

Reginal B. Jonas and Elizabeth Taylor were residents that received financial assistance from the Relocation Plan.  Around August 2007, Reginald B. Jonas and Elizabeth Taylor purchased the property located at 106 SW 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida with a purchase price of $282,750.  The purchase price included a $40,000 second mortgage provided by the CRA through the Relocation Plan and a $222,750 first mortgage with National City Mortgage. The CRA also provided them an additional $25,000 subsidy to be used as down payment assistance.  As mentioned above, in 2012, the CRA Board modified their mortgage where the loan would become due upon sale or transfer of the property (“Modified Second Mortgage”). 

 

Currently, Mr. Jonas and Ms. Taylor are in the process of refinancing their first mortgage, which is now with PNC Bank, for $75,000 with Amerant Bank in order to pay for medical expenses and repair or purchase a vehicle.  The CRA has received a request from Amerant Bank to subordinate the CRA’s $40,000 second mortgage. 

 

The bank appraised the subject property at $425,000 on April 28, 2022, and the first mortgage with PNC Bank’s remaining principal balance is approximately $167,167.32.  The CRA’s Modified Second Mortgage is due upon the sale or transfer of the property.  Accordingly, subordinating the CRA’s Modified Second Mortgage will not affect the maturity date and based on the current appraised value, the CRA would still be able to recoup on the loan. 

 

On June 8, 2022, the CRA Board approved the subordination of the CRA’s Modified Second Mortgage loan to Reginald B. Jonas and Elizabeth Taylor to a new second mortgage with Amerant Bank.

 

 

On July 5, 2022, the CRA received a request from Amerant Bank to revise the Subordination Agreement relating to the outstanding first mortgage.  At this time, Staff is requesting the Board approve the First Amendment to the Subordination Agreement for the property located at 106 SW 6th Avenue owned by Reginald B. Jonas and Elizabeth Taylor pursuant to a new second mortgage with Amerant Bank.

 

Attachments: Exhibit A - First Amendment to Subordination Agreement

 

CRA Attorney Review:

The CRA Attorney has reviewed the attached First Amendment to the Subordination Agreement and finds it acceptable as to form.

 

Funding Source/Financial Impact:

N/A

 

Overall need within the Community Redevelopment Area:

Removal of Slum and Blight

Land Use

Economic Development

Affordable Housing

Downtown Housing

Infrastructure

Recreation and Cultural Facilities