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Habitat, partners roll out first plans for mixed-income housing on Elliott
C-VILLE Weekly Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.

Last spring, the City Council agreed to sell 3.5 weedy acres of former dirt dump next to the Oakwood Cemetery off Elliott Avenue to a development team for $10. The group—made up of Habitat for Humanity and for-profit builders Southern Development and Community Results—would assume cleanup costs for the site, but there was more to the deal: an understanding that the neighborhood they designed would offer new solutions to the pressing problem of how to provide and pay for affordable housing in the city.

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