HabiJax rental growth delivers very small residence community to Jacksonville

Homes measuring less than 500 square feet are being built inn JabiJax's tiny house development off Wiley Road on Jacksonville's Westside. Framers and electricians have been busy  in the 50-unit  rental development designed as transitional housing.

It almost certainly will not end up in any textbooks, but HabiJax’s new Westside developing venture is providing Jacksonville its initially strategy of what a very small household subdivision could look like.

The 50-household growth on just 5.7 acres close to Lane Avenue is the city’s initial illustration of residences primarily measuring considerably less than 500 sq. feet being constructed as a local community, not oddball novelties.

‘’We’re likely to study a good deal from this 1,” claimed Monte Walker, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, the housing nonprofit normally identified as HabiJax.

The progress at Wiley Road and Navaho Avenue was released last yr with a $5.5 million grant from philanthropist Delores Barr Weaver by way of the Local community Basis for Northeast Florida.

Twenty-9 homes are under design so much and the rest could be accomplished by late summer time, Walker stated.

Framers and electricians were busy  working on the new HabiJax  tiny  house community being built off Wiley Road on Jacksonville's Westside. project off Wiley Road on Jacksonville's Westside. The project is a 50-unit development with each house being roughly 500 square foot with one bedroom and one bathroom.

They are remaining built as rental properties, which is unusual for HabiJax but will allow the nonprofit offer you housing to people who really do not want lengthy-time period commitments but need a residence they can find the money for.

Social company businesses will be referring opportunity tenants to the development, which will be managed by Jacksonville-based Skill Housing, a nonprofit that operates condominium complexes qualified to folks with disabilities or a risk of homelessness.

Rents will be centered on a tenant’s cash flow, Walker stated.

Through a City Council zoning hearing very last yr, council members ended up instructed the range was envisioned to be $400 to $600 for every month.