Kent Attainable Housing is a nonprofit working to break the cycle of poverty by creating home ownership opportunities for local families in need of safe, decent and affordable housing. We buy property, design or rehab a home to place on the property, landscape the grounds and partner with a low income applicant to buy the home. When we build homes for families in need, we build foundations for healthier, happier and more productive families and a stronger community.
Surviving Coronavirus Challenges Resource Guide Compiled by Kent Attainable Housing Board
The Coronavirus has impacted all of our lives socially, economically, and emotionally. But our fourteen applicants who are trying to break out of the cycle of poverty by buying a home have been especially hard hit during this time – losing jobs and income, not being able to pay expenses and debt, and struggling with child care. Kent Attainable Housing Board has compiled the following resources to help applicants meet the many Coronavirus challenges. View Guide
We couldn't do what we need to do without our volunteers to help build and landscape our homes, video and photograph our stories, provide financial and legal assistance, and help plan campaigns and events.
How COVID-19 Impacts Our Work
On March 5, the Board was delighted to have selected a family of five to buy our first property on College Avenue. They had checked all the boxes and were excited about moving from the cramped basement home of a relative, completing the requirements for a HUD certificate for First time Home Buyers and paying off debt to improve their credit score so they could secure a favorable mortgage. Then the corona virus hit. The breadwinner of the family, a chef, fell victim to the State mandate to close all restaurants. read more