The floor plans and project renderings are for illustration purposes only and represents an initial concept design for the project. The final design, the site and building configuration are subject to regulatory reviews, approvals, and final cost confirmation at the time of construction.

Proposed First OZFund Project - South Queen St. Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

OZFund, Inc.

Opportunity Zones Connect Private Capital with Economic Development

Opportunity zones were created as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term private investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The opportunity zone program is intended to stimulate economic growth in distressed areas by providing tax benefits to investors.

 

OZFund

OZFund, Inc. (“OZFund" or the "Fund”) is a community-focused ‘Qualified Opportunity Fund' (QOF) with plans to acquire distressed below-market properties located in the ‘Opportunity Zones’ of Central Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region for redevelopment into affordable rental housing and commercial space.

By investing in the OZFund, Investors can defer or eliminate taxes while at the same time helping our distressed communities flourish.

According to the Secretary of the US Treasury: “Opportunity Zones are helping to revitalize communities and create jobs for hardworking Americans”. Click here to view the US Treasury FAQ

 

Tax Benefits that Mature over Time

With three levels of tax benefits, opportunity zone investments can lead to a permanent elimination of taxes. Investing in a QOF should be of interest to Investors who wish to roll over a capital gain or Investors who wish to invest in a QOF for 10 years:

  • First, investors can defer capital gains taxes from the initial sale of stocks, bonds, real estate, businesses and other assets, by investing in a QOF like the OZFund. The capital gain must be invested in the QOF within 180 days of the sale of an asset.
  • Second, capital gains taxes can be partially reduced 10% if the investment is held for 5 years or until 2026, when the capital gain must be paid.
  • Third, any investment held in the OZFund for at least 10 years will not be liable for any federal tax on profits made from the investment.

Proposed Project Location

The OZFund provides a path for investors to support local communities that has never been available until now, and seeks to encourage investors to support low-income communities by investing in OZFund.

For its first proposed project, OZFund has acquired a large property located on South Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, an Opportunity Zone. The property will be developed into about +/- 72 affordable apartments and +/- 14,684 sf of commercial space, including a daycare center.

The purpose of investing in a Qualified Opportunity Fund such as the OZFund, is to transform distressed neighborhoods into thriving economic hubs.

A unique feature of the OZFund is that it may opportunistically make equity investments into some of the businesses that lease space from the Fund. This is a unique return enhancer that has the potential to deliver significantly higher returns for investors than other affordable housing-focused funds.

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What People Are Saying

“I applaud the goal of this project, that part of the city is really lacking in pretty much everything, and services especially.”Robert Shenk, City of Lancaster Zoning Hearing Board
Lancaster City Alliance is pleased to support the residential/commercial project planned by the OZFund in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It will provide attractive new housing and commercial opportunities.Jeremy Young, Community & Economic Development Manager
The plans align with the City of Lancaster’s policy goals to expand housing supply, offer additional affordable housing options in the city and foster neighborhood amenities and services.Chris Delfs, Director of Community Planning and Development
“There is much-warranted discussion concerning affordable housing in Lancaster and the challenges of ensuring a city in which everyone, regardless of income level, can choose to live.”Marshall Snively, President Lancaster City Alliance
“The location is in dire need of development. The neighborhood and City could use MORE affordable housing and the project is going to meet a need. I have 13 years of experience working with low-income housing and I have lived in this community since 1981 and I know for a fact that the city is in great need of more affordable housing. This project will also offer much-needed medical services, food service, daycare, and a general store. All these positive attributes helped me in my decision to invest in the OZFund.”John Suarez, OZFund Investor
It was a fantastic opportunity to support the community and help elevate the southern part of Lancaster City. It also offered the opportunity to invest in a property and with Jeremy and his team alongside so many other purposeful investors as well as taking advantage of the tax incentives of the OZFund. It was a win-win.Nathan Shea, OZFund Investor
I jumped at the opportunity to invest in the OZ Fund. Though ESG investing is hot and popular these days, I’ve been skeptical of it’s authenticity in most cases. But the OZ Fund is an exciting opportunity for real ESG investment, and in our own community. I’m a big believer that private capital will always do a better job than government spending, yet investment is assuredly needed in historically neglected areas to support historically neglected people.Chad Rodenberger, MD, OZFund Investor

Opportunity Zone Maps

Lancaster, PA

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York, PA

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News Articles, Media and Resources

Investor Contact Information

OZFund, Inc.
800 South Queen Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
Office: 717-715-0238
Website: www.ozfundinc.com

Jeremy P. Feakins, Founder and CEO
+1 917 679 2005 | jpf@ozfundteam.com

Cinthia Kettering, Business Development Director
+1 717 408 8144 | ck@ozfundteam.com