More than 30 volunteers from around the North Shore gathered today in Highland Park to rehab a home for the City' affordable housing stock as part of a service day for Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH).
The group was working inside and out of the house in the north part of Highland Park using heavy equipment and filling a dumpster to overflowing with debris from the building and yard.
“We acquired this, are giving it a green rehab and will sell it at an affordable price to a low income household,” Amy Kaufman, the director of community relations for CPAH, said. Since the organization began approximately 10 years ago, it has put 50 affordable units into the community.
A low income family of four is one with an income of $59,000 or less, according to Kaufman. “That’s set by the federal government,” she said of the standards. The home being renovated today contains 3 bedrooms, 1 ¾ bathrooms and will sell in the neighborhood of $180,000.