Situated on 3.2 acres, Old Point Homes is comprised of 27 rental homes with 18 two-bedroom and 9 three-bedroom homes. The homes consist of five separate buildings anchored by a community area and green space. Plans for the next phase includes 6 single family homes and a resident clubhouse.
In Virginia this is only the second community created using a mixture of replacement housing funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and low income tax credits from the Virginia Housing Development Authority. Mixed income and mixed funded communities are likely to become the standard for future HRHA developments.
The development is a green community and is one of the first certified by EarthCraft in Hampton. EarthCraft homes provide a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and protect the environment as well as meet strict guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Five of the homes embrace the principles of Universal Design and incorporate the needs of physically challenged individuals with wider doors and hallways; easier to operate latches, switches, and appliances, in addition to user-friendly bathrooms and kitchens.
Prior to acquisition by HRHA, the site was a mobile home park that housed 26 mobile homes and a rental office. HRHA purchased the property in 2007 and worked to relocate the residents into safe, decent, and affordable housing.
HRHA currently manages 549 units of public housing and 153 non-public housing units and has constructed and sold 55 single family homes throughout the city.
- Submitted by Aaron Carter, HRHA