Affinity Living Group’s latest acquisition of two senior living communities in North Carolina was met with more complications than usual. Already with a senior lender on board, Affinity had to find supplemental debt that not only satisfied their own requirements, but also those of the senior lender and of a future HUD refinance. So, HJ Sims provided a $2.475 million mezzanine loan under its “HUD Plus” program, which allows a borrower to leverage up to 92.5% of the market value of a project with HUD-approved secondary financing. Sims funded the subordinate loan by placing $2.475 million of corporate taxable bonds. The communities included a total of 176 assisted living units and 40 memory care beds.