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Downtown Housing Initiative
Downtown Jacksonville, NC - New Bridge StreetDowntown Housing Initiatives
In downtown Jacksonville, you can, live within walking distance of Wilson Bay and the New River with public boat access. Stroll through scenic parks and to downtown shops and restaurants. The Downtown Housing Initiative is part of Jacksonville's Downtown Master Plan for revitalization.

The City of Jacksonville Downtown Housing Initiative is a special opportunity for homebuyers to save and be a part of the City’s progressive Downtown Revitalization Project. Qualified buyers can get land for free by occupying the home for ten years. Down payment assistance is also available to qualified buyers. 

Phase I is sold out and Phase II of the Downtown Housing Initiative is underway. As part of the Clean and Green Jacksonville Initiative the City of Jacksonville’s Community Development Division seeks to create a public-private partnership with qualified builders for the development of City-owned vacant lots for the construction of attractive, affordable single-family housing. The subject properties are located in downtown Jacksonville.

Qualifying
Prices start at $124,950 (not including value of lot) and the home are custom built including front porches, upgraded finishing touches as well as professionally landscaped yards.

If you are interested in purchasing a home in our new and revitalized downtown and earn less than 80% of the area median income, then this opportunity is for you! For example, if you are a family of four with a household income less than $40,950 you may qualify! Income qualifications change annually and are adjusted with family size.

If You Don't Qualify
There are still many opportunities to buy downtown both residential and commercially. Check with your local Realtor to see what is available.

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