Video: Habitat for Humanity to build multi-family housing for low-income families in Contra Costa County

 

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) — A new deal has been struck in Contra Costa County to build multi-family housing for low-income families near the Pleasant Hill BART Station.

It is happening because of Habitat for Humanity, KRON’s partner in serving the community.

A vacant lot owned by the county will be sold to Habitat for Humanity for $3 million. The 2.5-acre plot of land on Las Juntas Way will be the future site of the structure that is a five-minute walk to the Pleasant Hill 8E7B1FE5457542A689A24A83900C7709BART Station.

Habitat for Humanity said the housing will be a welcome relief for people in Contra Costa County, who are in need of affordable housing.

The building will have 52 condominiums and will house more than 200 people when it is all said and done. The income eligibility requirements fit families that have an annual income of $27,000 to $71,000.

Habitat for Humanity usually creates single-family homes, and this project signals a new direction for the charity.

Building should start in about four years.

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