Might argue that this is essential community facility for the area and it helps raise property prices, attract businesses, and residents to the area. USDA defines an essential community facility as: "An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings."
Â§ll.12(t)â€”2: Are mortgage-backed securities or municipal bonds â€˜â€˜qualified investmentsâ€™â€™?
As a general rule, mortgage backed securities and municipal bonds are not qualified investments because they do not have as their primary purpose community development, as defined in the CRA regulations. Nonetheless, mortgage-backed securities or municipal bonds designed primarily to finance community development generally are qualified investments. Municipal bonds or other securities with a primary purpose of community development need not be housing related. For example, a bond to fund a community facility or park or to provide sewage services as part of a plan to redevelop a low-income neighborhood is a qualified investment. Certain municipal bonds in underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies may also be qualified investments.