Affordable homes unveiled in Central Dover
DOVER, Del. – Four new affordable homes were unveiled on Friday, in Central Dover, as part of an ongoing effort to revitalize the city
Two of the houses are already under contract, on North Kirkwood Street, but the other two are still available. NCALL, an organization that specializes in affordable housing, development, education and lending, partnered with Delaware’s Housing Authority on the latest investment.
These new homes replace the five boarded up homes that used to be there, which officials say were contributing to crime in the area.
“The only way to get rid of some of that crime activity is to get rid of those buildings. And then by putting families in these areas, who care about where they’re living and the neighborhood, they will continue to be advocates for a safe community,” says Karen Speakman, the executive director for NCALL.
Officials also want the public to know that these new homeowners go through a housing counseling program to make sure they’re educated and prepared when buying a home. NCALL tells 47 ABC they’ll be celebrating a major milestone in September, finshing up their 9,000th home.