NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved a funding opportunity with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity (CFHFH) at their regular meeting on Monday, October 16.
“The county will be helping to fund the extension of water and sewer service to Habitat’s new housing development,” said New Hanover County’s Community Development Planner Julia Moeller. “The Commissioners’ approval shows the county’s commitment to support workforce housing and affordable homeownership in our community.”
CFHFH plans to construct 27 energy-efficient homes along Daniel Boone Trail in the 6300 block of Gordon Road. As part of this project, main water and sewer lines will be extended to the property and road improvements will be made to Daniel Boone Trail, which is currently a dirt road without adequate turnaround space for emergency vehicles.
“We are grateful to the Commissioners for seeing this as an opportunity to further their investment in the county and in our homeowners, and for their commitment to affordable/workforce housing,” said CFHFH Executive Director Steve Spain. “Securing this funding means that we can begin construction in 2018, and then 27 families in our community will be able to purchase and move into their own affordable home in the years to come.”
The total cost of extending water and sewer service to the 27 new homes is $272,463. The City of Wilmington is contributing $60,000 and the county has agreed to fund the remaining $212,463.
Learn more about the full scope of the project here.
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