The Iowa Finance Authority has awarded $6.8 million in federal affordable housing tax credits to 11 rental projects in Iowa, including three in Greater Des Moines.

Anawim Housing will receive $456,296 in tax credits for the Brickstones at Riverbend, a 27-unit development for seniors age 55 and older at 513 Forest Ave. in Des Moines.

Newbury Management Co. will receive $748,246 for the rehabilitation of 75 units of senior housing for people age 62 and older at Corinthian Gardens, 1011 University Ave. in Des Moines.

MBL Development Co. and Zimmerman Properties will receive $575,940 for the construction of 43 units for seniors age 55 and older at 710 S. Ankeny Blvd. in Ankeny.

The Iowa Finance Authority said all of the projects in Iowa have lined up an additional $5.3 million in local financial assistance for the projects, whose price tags total $68.6 million.

In all, there were 31 applications totaling $19.2 million for $7.8 million in tax credits that were available for allocation. The remaining 2016 credits will be used to assist current housing tax credit projects that are under construction and have incurred cost increases.