History: United Housing Connections, one of Nehemiah’s longtime partners, had purchased a tract of land next to a Section 811 development they completed for persons with mental illness. They asked Nehemiah to purchase the land from them with the intention of creating housing for persons with mental illness, formerly homeless families, and other low income families.
Challenge: Complete the project as quickly as possible given that the community did not have much housing for special needs households.
Solution: Nehemiah completed the project in two phases. The first phase includes 4 one bedroom units and 6 two bedroom units in a one building townhouse arrangement. The second phase completed in 2011 includes 6 two bedroom units and 2 three bedroom units in a similar one building townhouse design. Nehemiah used a combination of HOME, Housing Trust Fund, financing from Carolina First Bank, and the Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLB) to complete the development.