WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem has just about completed 50 new apartments in it's newest community The Oaks at Tenth, the first of phase of it's 130-acre Cleveland Avenue Redevelopment Plan.
The Oaks at Tenth will be Winston-Salem's newest, affordable housing complex with 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units.
The complex will require that the head of household work at least 30 hours a week and meet income guidelines.
Housing Authority Vice President Katrina Redmon said the project is the first step in transforming the neighborhood and many family's lives.
"We do have a working preference so those individuals that do have a job get a preference to live here because we hope this will be a step up community where you are looking to be able to raise yourself and be able to come off public assistance all together."
The complex features an office, community recreation room and 50 apartments of varying size.
Redmon said the new project is the first of many in the master plan that will offer something Winston-Salem is lacking.
"I think there are limited choices for low income families to have a place to live in Winston-Salem," Redmon said.
"In this neighborhood, there's not been a lot of redevelopment within this community. We have very large public housing sites here that are quite old and functionally obsolete, this will change some of that."
The units should be complete by December. People can still apply to live there or at other Housing Authority Properties.
For more information on applying go to www.haws.org or call the Property Management Office at 336-727-8554.