The Chicago office of Merchants Capital announced that it has closed a 221(d)(4) new construction/permanent loan for Metro 19 Apartments in Roselle, IL. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-insured loan will provide construction and permanent financing for 295 transit-oriented, multifamily units adjacent to the Roselle Metra commuter rail station situated half a mile east of the Main Street commercial district. Merchants Capital securitized the loan and worked closely with the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT), which purchased the Ginnie Mae-backed security that guarantees the timely payment of principal and interest on the Metro 19 loan.