Affordable Housing Update


National Nonprofit Partners to Expand Affordable Housing Efforts in Texas

Nonprofit organization Texas Community Builders is demonstrating the potential of delivering efficient affordable housing in Texas manufactured homes communities. Next Step Homes and Clayton Homes are working together toward this focus on factory-built housing.Affordable Housing Update

Texas Community Builders, under Business and Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas, will provide a model home in La Grange, Texas to host visitors. The goals is to show what is possible in regard to home ownership for middle-earning professionals. The program targets teachers, first responders and service providers, including families and individuals, often held out of home ownership.

“We are proud to work with our partners to offer a model for affordable, energy-efficient housing that will be replicable in communities across Texas,” Texas Community Builders CEO Rosa Ríos Valdez said.

City officials, economic developers and members of the public attended an open house to explore the future of sustainable housing. An open house for home buyers on July 8 was a success. A second showing later that month with developers, real estate professionals and public officials also was productive.

The price for a 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes starts at $149,000, including the land. Homes that are customizable and a choices of layouts are built on a permanent foundation to ENERGY STAR® standards. Homes will be available for purchase or order as early as August 2017.

“This is a great opportunity to show the benefits of factory-built home,” Stacey Epperson, president and founder of Next Step, said. “Working with Texas Community Builders, we hope to provide sustainable homeownership opportunities for more hard-working Texas families.”