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.
We buy property, design or renovate homes, landscape the yards and partner with low-income families to buy the home. We build the capacity of our applicants to successfully own a home through required workshops in financial literacy, home ownership, and budget management. We use community volunteers and partners to help make the homes affordable and to mentor applicants through the process.
The first Kent Attainable Housing project has been to design an energy efficient, two story, three-bedroom modular home to place on a recently purchased lot with donated money on College Avenue, with sewer and water hookups and within walking distance to Garnet Elementary School, markets and services. The first homebuyer family is expected to be in that home by Thanksgiving 2020. The Land Acquisition team has been exploring both property on which to place the second home as well as inexpensive homes that may need renovation.
Kent Attainable Housing is selling homes to Kent County residents and/or workers who earn at least $25,000 and no more than 50% of the Kent County median income as established by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. View here