Would you or someone you know like to buy a home, but feel as though everything is way too expensive?
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is developing a new 98-home multi-generational neighborhood in West Asheville and recently increased the maximum income requirement from 70% AMI (Area Median Income) to 80% AMI, to help make its homeownership program even more accessible to local residents seeking stable, affordable homes.
The New Heights community is located six miles from downtown Asheville off Old Haywood Road and will include a mix of single-family homes, two-story townhomes, and single-level Aging in Place (AIP) townhomes specifically designed for adults age 55+. AIP units are an entirely new model for Asheville Habitat, and they’re being built with Universal Design elements such as at-grade entrances, wider doorframes for wheelchairs, grab-bars in the bathroom, and much more to enable homeowners to age with safety and dignity.
Asheville Habitat is an Equal Opportunity Housing provider that serves local residents who earn 80% or less of AMI and who meet other program qualifications as well. Habitat homeowners are healthcare workers, teaching assistants, bus drivers, social workers, administrative professionals, retail associates, and those who work in the service and tourism sector. They are folks who work hard but fall short due to the discrepancy between low local wages and high housing costs.
Often Habitat homeowners’ mortgages payments are far less than what they paid while renting. Hundreds of local individuals and families have achieved homeownership by partnering with Habitat.
Though in-person Information Sessions have been suspended due to Covid-19, those interested can watch a short video overview of the program at ashevillehabitat.org and download an application. For specific questions contact email@example.com or call (828) 554-3032.