A partnership between Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity, Community Action Agency, and the City of Jackson, this 14 home neighborhood development is scheduled to break ground in the fall of 2019.
The first house will be built on the W. Mason St. side of the property and will be a single family home. This and one other house in the development are a collaboration between Habitat and a program grant managed by Community Action Agency called YouthBuild. The timeline for this first house is to break ground in the fall of 2019 and be completed by the end of the school year in 2020.
YouthBuild is an education and training program with a strong pre-apprenticeship component that helps at-risk youth complete high school or state equivalency degree programs, earn industry-recognized credentials for in-demand occupations, and undergo training to build housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in their communities.
The next, concurrent phase of the project will be a 5-unit town house building on the corner of Mechanic and W. Franklin. The City of Jackson has allocated funds from a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program called HOME.
The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides formula grants to States and localities that communities use – often in partnership with local nonprofit groups – to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.
The homes in this neighborhood will be purchased by low income families (as defined by HUD county-specific income levels) through Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity’s Homeowner Program. To find out more, or to apply for a Habitat home, please visit the Homeowner Program page on our website or contact Jamie Potts at 517-784-6620.