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Partnership Builds Six 'Affordable' Homes in Albemarle Neighborhood

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Six unique homes in Albemarle County are getting ready to go on the market. The new homes in Willow Glenn will make it possible for six families - who otherwise would not be able to afford to live in the county - to move in.  

The affordable homes are meant to give people who serve the county the chance to live in the community they serve. 

Thanks to a partnership between a developer, a builder, and a nonprofit, six houses will become homes to people who otherwise couldn't afford them. 

"The people that qualify to buy these homes have to make 80 percent of the median area income based on the size of their household," said Greg Slater, associate broker of Nest Realty.  

That means to buy one of the homes, if you live in a one- or two-person household, your household income would have to be less than $55,800.  If you live in a household of three or more, your income would have to be less than $68,200.    

This affordable housing aims to help Albemarle County's workforce afford to live in the community. 

"Teachers, nurses, firefighters and police officers,  so we're excited about reaching out to those organizations and try to help some of those essential workforce jobs and have those people be able to live in the communities they serve as opposed to having to live a little bit further away to afford their housing," said Slater.  

The homes are a product of developer George Ray of Insignia Development, the Piedmont Housing Alliance and Piedmont Realty and Construction.

"They're very energy-efficient, they're going to be equipped with the nicest features that people want in their homes - including stainless steel appliances and granite countertops,  and all of the efficiencies our regular homes have," said Andrew Holzwarth, Principal of Piedmont Realty and Construction.  

Realtors say 900 potential units  are in the pipeline in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area. 

Willow Glen community's model home is open from 11 a.m.  to 5 p.m. every day for anyone who wants to view the houses.

If you have any questions about the homes, contact Greg Slater at gregslater@nestrealty.com or contact  Mark Watson or Jo Olsen of the Piedmont Housing Alliance at 434-817-2436.

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