Guadalupe Centers, Inc. Announces its Affordable Housing Initiative “Guadalupe Apartments”





This will have a transformative impact





“This will have a transformative impact and continue the work that GCI has had in the community for a very long time,” says Beto Lopez, CEO of Guadalupe Centers.





This new housing project will give the Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools (GCCS) the opportunity to recruit teachers to work in urban communities with the appeal that their housing will be on campus.





Guadalupe Centers, Inc. (GCI) is excited to announce the groundbreaking of its new affordable housing initiative “Guadalupe Apartments.” GCI broke ground on the apartments located at 1616 Hardesty Ave, Kansas City, MO, marking the beginning of construction of the new Guadalupe Apartments. The apartments will feature 50 mixed-income, one- and two-bedroom units with an anticipated completion date of April 2025.


The project aims to help bridge the affordable housing gap and tenants that meet the requirements will have access to GCI’s wraparound services, including emergency assistance & case management, adult education, workforce training, and youth educational programs, among other services.


“A project like this preserves the Guadalupe legacy by continuing to meet the evolving needs of the community while addressing a very important need for affordable housing. This will have a transformative impact and continue the work that GCI has had in the community for a very long time,” says Beto Lopez, CEO of Guadalupe Centers.


This new housing project will give the Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools (GCCS) the opportunity to recruit teachers to work in urban communities with the appeal that their housing will be on campus. “Schools and area education organizations are always looking for selling points and benefits that will help them attract and retain quality personnel. Teacher and workforce housing definitely gives GCCS a competitive advantage that I believe has the potential to be an asset to our staff and potential employees,” says Dr. Jim Hammen, Superintendent of Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools. GCCS is a PreK-12 charter school system with over 1600 students enrolled. GCCS is sponsored by the Missouri Charter School Commission and operates under the parent organization, Guadalupe Centers, Inc.


Founded in 1919, Guadalupe Centers’ mission is to improve the lives of Latinos in the Kansas City region and GCI remains the longest continuously-operating organization serving Latinos in the United States, according to the National Register of Historic Places. Guadalupe Centers serves over 20,000 individuals annually.


This development is a joint venture between Guadalupe Centers, Consolidated Housing, and Monarch Private Capital.


Consolidated Housing Solutions is a highly regarded expert in housing economics, real estate development, and urban planning. The group has been involved with the development, construction, and management of over $200 million worth of housing development throughout the Midwest.


Odimo is a vision-driven architecture and interior design practice based in Kansas City, Missouri. Their mission is to work alongside diverse groups of stakeholders and collaborators to find elegant design solutions and equitable outcomes that better the communities they serve.


Monarch Private Capital (MPC) Since 2005, MPC and its portfolio companies have facilitated investments in nearly 350 state and federal LIHTC projects, with more than 40,000 units generating $1.7 billion low-income housing tax credits.


Boston Capital Finance (BCF) was founded in 1994 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston Capital Corporation and provides construction-to-permanent affordable bond financing as well as fixed-rate forward permanent affordable loans via the proprietary Boston Capital Long Term Mortgage Fund VI. BCF, owned and managed by Jack Manning, Kevin Costello, Bill Fazzano, and Sean Curry has closed over $3.7 billion of affordable bonds and loans.


Hunt Capital Partners (HCP) is the tax credit syndication division of Hunt Companies, Inc. (Hunt). HCP specializes in the sponsorship of Federal and State Low-Income Housing, Historic, and Solar Tax Credit Investments funds. Since its inception in 2010, HCP has raised over $3.3 billion in tax credit equity in over 48 proprietary and multi-investor funds. HCP manages almost 760 project partnerships representing over 75,000 homes in 48 states and territories. Founded in 1947, Hunt is a privately held company that invests in businesses focused in the real estate and infrastructure markets. The activities of Hunt’s affiliates and investors include investment management, asset management, property management, development, construction, consulting and advisory. For more information on HCP, please visit www.huntcapitalpartners.com, or for Hunt, please visit www.huntcompanies.com.


Altman-Charter Company is a Midwest construction firm specializing in the planning, design, and construction management of Multi-Family and Senior projects.


UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF) is a financial services company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. UMB offers commercial banking, which includes comprehensive deposit, lending and investment services, personal banking, which includes wealth management and financial planning services, and institutional banking, which includes asset servicing, corporate trust solutions, investment banking, and healthcare services. UMB operates branches throughout Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona and Texas. As the company’s reach continues to grow, it also serves business clients nationwide and institutional clients in several countries. For more information, visit UMB.com Source Guadalupe Centers