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CAHP Breaks Ground on Three Affordable Single-Family Homes

More turn-key affordable housing coming to Lansing neighborhoods

Courtesy Photo-Capital Area Housing Partnership at Groundbreaking Ceremony 4-28-2022

LANSING, Mich. - Capital Area Housing Partnership held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, celebrating the start of construction on three affordable single-family houses in Lansing. Once completed, the properties will become available for purchase to income-qualified first-time homebuyers.

Capital Area Housing Partnership, a local nonprofit, is spearheading the developments. Its mission is to revitalize neighborhoods by building quality affordable housing opportunities and helping mid-Michigan residents achieve financial self-sufficiency.

The 1,200-square-foot homes come with three bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. They are constructed to high energy-efficiency standards and include modern amenities such as an open layout and stainless-steel appliances. Two will be built near the Old Oakland neighborhood on the west side, and the other will be built in the Lansing Eaton neighborhood on the south side.

“The current housing market has been especially tough for aspiring first-time homeowners due to the shortage of attainable housing options in our area,” said Rawley Van Fossen, executive director of Capital Area Housing Partnership. “Part of our solution is to infill vacant lots in the city and provide inclusive and equitable opportunities for residents working to realize their dream of homeownership.”

Since 2020, Capital Area Housing Partnership has invested nearly $3 million to construct 11 single-family homes in the city. The developments are made possible through a mix of funding sources, including HOME Investment Partnerships grant funding awarded to the City of Lansing annually from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and charitable donations received by Capital Area Housing Partnership from the community.

“This is community-supported development for Lansing at its finest,” said Mayor Schor. “Investments in our housing stock are essential to our economic vibrancy and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods and for our residents.”

Construction is slated for completion this September. Capital Area Housing Partnership will list the homes for sale at their appraised value and offer up to $10,000 in down payment assistance to help eligible homebuyers bridge financing gaps.

About Capital Area Housing Partnership:

Founded in 1992, Capital Area Housing Partnership is a local nonprofit organization committed to developing strong and diverse neighborhoods with an emphasis on affordable housing, homeownership opportunities, and financial stability for mid-Michigan residents.

Construction Locations:

1309 W. Maple Street, Lansing - Developer: Capital Area Housing Partnership, General Contractor: Community Construction

1313 W. Maple Street, Lansing - Developer: Capital Area Housing Partnership, General Contractor: Community Construction

4033 Glenburne Blvd, Lansing - Developer: Capital Area Housing Partnership, General Contractor: MK Builders

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