WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Officials said Federal Neighborhood Stabilization funds, a partnership with the state and city, have helped Winston-Salem transform a once abandoned, foreclosed condominium complex into brand new, affordable housing.
The Enclave, off Shattalon Road, was started several years ago as a private condominium complex.
The market crashed, the developer couldn't finish the project so for years 12 partially finished condos sat empty. City leaders said the site became a haven for crime and illegal activity.
"What buildings they had were becoming vandalized they were taking the appliances, the banisters falling apart, windows were broken it was very very it was very disappointing," said North Ward City Council Member Denise Adams.
That's why city leaders sought help from federal and state neighborhood stabilization programs.
Federal and state leaders said the Enclave was the perfect place to use federal funds to turn the foreclosed abandoned development into high quality, affordable housing
Miller-Valentine Residential Development has finished all 68 apartments and condos. All of them are already full.
Sharon Taylor-Foster said she loves living there.
"I like waking up every morning to a beautiful clean spacious safe community," she said.
Foster said finding affordable, quality housing was difficult before this new community.
The Enclave features 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, a community clubhouse, playground and indoor workout facility.