WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday morning for a new $1.1 million affordable housing apartment community in Wilmington.
The new project is being called Jervay House II and will include eight one-bedroom apartments that will be home to qualified low income people with special needs and disabilities.
Elderhaus, Inc. is partnering with the Wilmington Housing Authority to provide supportive services to those residents.
A recent report revealed there's a need for more affordable housing in Wilmington. Since New Hanover County is a beach community, it has some of the most expensive home and property values in North Carolina. People with low incomes are put in tough situations when it comes to renting apartments.
Mayor Bill Saffo tells us, it's something council has been discussing for awhile and he believes they're finally taking some action to fix it.
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