Kent Attainable Housing, Inc. is a new nonprofit in Kent County working to build home ownership opportunities for local families and individuals in need of safe, decent and affordable housing. In numerous housing reports, data indicated a growing disparity between what families can afford for housing and what housing is available to them in the county. Given the urgent need to provide affordable housing and the absence of any private or public agency charged with this responsibility in the county, Kent Attainable Housing, Inc. was formed.
The first Kent Attainable Housing project will be to design an energy efficient, three-bedroom modular home to place on a lot, with sewer and water hookups and within walking distance to markets, services and jobs,recently purchased with donated money. After the sale of the house, the donated land money will be used for the purchase of property for the second house.
Kent Attainable Housing will be selling homes to Kent County residents and/or workers who earn at least $24,000 and no more than 50% of the Kent County median income as established by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. View here
The selection committee will recommend applicants to the board who 1) can pay an affordable mortgage, 2) who have a need for a safe, affordable, decent home, and 3) who are willing to partner with Kent Attainable Housing by completing 50 hours of volunteer classes and sweat equity on their home.
Kent Attainable Housing Fund is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF). Our partnership with MSCF enables us to benefit from the world class resources, expertise, and good will of executive director Buck Duncan and staff as well as the 400 plus executives of other MSCF component funds.