Affordable housing is one of the pressing issues for life on the Eastern Shore. Taking the issue head-on, Ava Wise and Legacy Project have made available six new affordable homes in Exmore’s New Road Community, an historic African American enclave with a legacy of innovation for creating grass-roots solutions and new business models for affordable housing.
The six attractive single-family homes, now ready for occupancy for their new owners, provide a model for affordable housing solutions on the ESVA and usher in a new era of revitalization for the historic African American enclave known as New Road.
· Two tiny homes
· Two 2-bedroom homes
· One 3-bedroom home
· One 4-bedroom home.
Focused on taking the community forward into the future in housing development, the six newly constructed home feature modern amenities and offer a range of sizes to accommodate families with differing housing requirements.
The initiative is being spearheaded by Ava Wise, CEO & President, US Sustainable Development and the Executive Director of New Road Community Development Group and a longtime advocate for accessible home ownership.
“Our focus is on creating vibrant communities and new pathways to home ownership,” says Ms. Wise. “Quality, affordable housing is critical for breaking cycles of poverty and for bolstering economic stability, growth and security as well as for helping retain and attract young professionals, families, teachers, skilled workers and others who have difficulty finding a home that fits their income.”