Sharing umbrellas in the soft rain, a crowd gathered together on Monday, Dec. 9 for a groundbreaking ceremony on Stratford Street in the White Horse Road area.
The ceremony kicked off construction on three affordably priced, single-family homes, each featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. The homes are slated to be on the market by the end of the first quarter of 2020, priced in the mid-$100,000 range and available for purchase by moderate to low-income individuals.
“There is a need for affordable housing throughout Greenville,” said Denise Franklin, a longtime local realtor and chairperson of the board for the Neighborhood Housing Corporation of Greenville. “We’re always looking for more lots to build more homes.”
The ceremony on Stratford Street brought together the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, the Neighborhood Housing Corporation of Greenville, members of the Greenville County Council and the Greenville County Administration.
The properties were acquired by the Neighborhood Housing Corporation of Greenville with the stated goal of providing new homeownership opportunities in the Greenville community. The Affordable Housing Fund from Greenville County is financing the construction of the homes.