New affordable housing coming to Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The parking lot is covered in gravel and there's still several weeks of work to do. But Hope Court is getting lots of interest.

"We already have 60 households that have expressed interest," said Affordable Housing Management Executive Director David Levy. "We shouldn't have any problem filling it up."

Hope Court is a 16-apartment-unit affordable housing neighborhood. Levy says the complex will target low to moderate income families, the disabled and the formerly homeless. While it's a small community, Levy says Hope Court is a big deal because affordable housing funds are tough to secure.

"I just wish there was more money available so we can build more of these, so we can eliminate the growing need for this type of affordable safe quality housing."

Rent for the 1-to-3-bedroom apartments will be well below market value. Also, renters will have the chance to take classes like steps to home ownership and job training. Levy adds another benefit of Hope Court is its location near the intersection of Gate City Boulevard and Holden Road.

"It's within walking distance of employment centers, major roads, grocery, pharmacy, all types of retail and other services.”

Affordable Housing Management says Hope Court should open in the early fall.

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