JACKSON STREET FIRST TIME HOME BUYER PROJECT

The City Council approved the CPAC’s recommendation of $120,000 to the Holyoke Housing Authority and Habitat for Humanity for the creation of community housing through the construction of 2 single-family homes on a vacant lot at 484 Chestnut Street at the corner of Chestnut and Jackson Streets (between the Falcetti Towers and Churchill Homes) to be sold to income eligible first-time home buyers. Habitat for Humanity will build both homes. The homes will be built in the style of the Churchill Homes across the street to maintain the character of the neighborhood and will provide home-ownership opportunities to two low-income families. This project will reduce blight in a residential neighborhood, improve quality of life for Holyoke and create new tax revenue for the City.