Harnett Training School
Developer: Scott A. Redinger, Inc. and Dunn Community Development Corporation
Location: Dunn, North Carolina
Adaptive Reuse/Elderly/37 units
Constructed in 1922, the Harnett Country Training School was originally built to provide education for the African American students in the area. Over time, desegregation made the school obsolete and it sat unoccupied for many years. After the City of Dunn adopted a revitalization plan for the community, the historic building was transformed into Harnett Training School Apartments, a 37-unit community designed to serve the housing needs of Dunn’s elderly residents. Additionally, this adaptive reuse included renovations of a classroom annex, multi-purpose building, and gymnasium, totaling over 80,000 of square feet that now provides Dunn residents space for community college classes and youth recreation leagues.
Developer: Millennia Housing Development
Location: Beckley, West Virginia
Acquisition & Rehabilitation/Family/125 units
Steady population growth and stable employment rates turned the city of Beckley into a hub for retail and services. With workers seeking affordable housing and local rental communities struggling with consistently high occupancy rates, the rehabilitation of Greenbrier Estates was extremely important. The community underwent a complete transformation to both the interior and exterior of the units, resulting in a beautiful 150-unit development featuring 125 units for families earning 60 percent or less of the area median income. This successful acquisition and rehabilitation demonstrates the importance of preserving the existing affordable housing supply, while providing residents with safe, affordable housing for years to come.
Developer: HEGM Corporation, Surber Development and Consulting, and Piedmont Housing Alliance
Location: Ruckersville, VA
New Construction/Family/48 units
Located in the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley, Ruckersville has everything families seek out when searching for a place to call home: perfect rural landscape, convenient access to transportation thoroughfares, and a steady employment market. As the community continued to grow, the demand for safe, affordable housing was also on the rise. Lily Ridge provides families with modern, new apartments, along with several community amenities, including a fitness center and multi-purpose room. With no similar tax-credit-only developments near Ruckersville, the need for a community like this was obvious. Lily Ridge is helping eradicate the growing demand for affordable housing for working families in the area.
Developer: The Affordable Housing Group of North Carolina, Inc. & Wesley Community Development Corporation
Location: Spindale, NC
New Construction /Elderly/50 units
As more and more older residents transitioned from single family homes to apartments, the need for affordable housing for the elderly in the Spindale community and surrounding area became evident. Timber Ridge is a 50-unit, new construction development for seniors earning 60 percent or less of the area median income. The community has a senior-focused design – each spacious apartment has front door parking, a private covered front porch, a small patio, emergency pull chains, grab bars in the bathrooms, and appropriate clearance at doorways. Additionally, the residents have access to raised garden beds, covered picnic shelters, and various seating areas. The well-thought-out design of the community lead to the development becoming fully leased within only a few months of completion of construction.