South County Habitat for Humanity receive grant for affordable housing

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CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE)- South County Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a $424,204 in funding for affordable housing. In March 2021 Rhode Islanders voted “Yes on 3” therefore approving a $65 million “Bond for Housing and Community Opportunity.” This is the largest grant in the organizations 31 year history.

$88,000 in funding is set for single family unit being built in South Kingstown, close to the University of Rhode Island. Applications for this property were opened up in November, they sorted through 100 phone calls from interested parties.

$326,204 is for three-single family homes built in Hopkinton on Cardinal Lane, with four more units being built after the first set. Applications for these residential units will begin in the spring.

Construction for the South Kingstown home will begin in spring 2022, while construction for the Hopkinton homes will begin in the summer.

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