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Two ENC communities awarded affordable housing grants

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These grants are tied to financing for multi-family housing rehabilitation and construction outside of the 100-year floodplain.

The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency has awarded $22.3 million from the Affordable Housing Development Fund to three cities for new multi-family housing projects, and two of them are in eastern North Carolina.

These grants are tied to financing for multi-family housing rehabilitation and construction outside of the 100-year floodplain.

Greenville will use its portion to finance Arlington Trace, a 180-unit affordable housing development. Rent rates will be affordable for families who make up to 60 percent of the county's area median income.

In Morehead City, the money will be used to build Elijah's Landing Apartments, a 168-unit multi-family development on almost 12 acres in the central part of the city. The development will include one- two- and three-bedroom affordable work force housing units.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.