Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wolf River Bluffs homes have begun!

The building has begun at the Wolf River Bluffs site at James Rd. and Mclean Blvd. in Frayser. The much anticipated development finally begins after a housing recession that delayed construction since 2007. The time has come!

The foundation of the first four homes started yesterday. Anne Meadors, United Housing's Housing Production Manager visits the site and finds progress, "Grading, dirt work, and framework has started and it's really exciting to see after so many years of planning," Anne says.

Phase one consists of 34 single-family homes, which will be built out in small increments of four and five homes. The first four homes will be for Shelby Residential and Vocational Services' (SRVS) customers. United Housing is thrilled to provide permanent housing to those that need it the most.

(From the top to the bottom: Anne Meadors poses with the frames in the background. The last two photos show the progress NBC Contractors has made so far on the grading and framing.)

Photos by Bianca Patel, Data Manager at UHI.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Green Building in Affordable Housing Efforts

Green Building in Affordable Housing Reaches Critical Mass

Friday, December 7, 2012

Contract is Signed, Ready to Build!

United Housing has signed on with NBC Contractors to begin building the first four homes at Wolf River Bluffs. These "green homes" will house 12 Shelby Residential and Vocational Services clients with developmental disabilities. The construction timeline will remain the same, 36 months from start to completion of 34 lots.  

UHI is still planning to work with Tennessee Housing Development Agency’s (THDA) five levels of mortgage financing, which tailors loans to fit the buyer. THDA’s loan products run from 0% to 6% depending on the families’ income. We have strong partnerships with Crye-Leike Realtors, Memphis Area Association of Realtors, ERA Legacy Realty, Community Mortgage, Magna Bank and others to help us locate qualified buyers interested in purchasing. Our homebuyer education classes and down payment assistance also give us the opportunity to help families become sustainable, qualified homebuyers.  

The first picture is site plans for lots #33 and #34. 

Below, Construction Manager Mike Brunk looks over the contract with Housing Production Manager, Anne Meadors and Executive Director Tim Bolding. The plans will become reality this holiday season!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Memphis Business Journal Article

Subdivision starting after 5-year delay

Wolf River Bluffs to begin with 34-home first phase

Date: Friday, November 30, 2012, 5:00am CST
Staff writer- Memphis Business Journal
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Nearly five years after the first phase of construction at Wolf River Bluffs was supposed to begin, United Housing Inc. executive director Tim Bolding is confident the project will finally break ground in December.
Plans call for four, 1,500-square-foot single-family homes, with lots pre-sold to builders, to be built on the site that lies just north of where North McLean Boulevard dead-ends at James Road.
“We’re starting in December so we can get (the homes) framed and start working to have them move-in ready by spring,” Bolding says.
Artist’s rendering of model for homes planned for Wolf River Bluffs subdivision
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                                                      Artist’s rendering of model for homes planned for Wolf River Bluffs subdivision

Thursday, November 15, 2012

We've got solar homes in Memphis....soon!

We've taken bids for builders to start Wolf River Bluffs. NBC Contractors won it. So, it's really happenin! SRVS bought our first 4 homes. Stay tuned for more updates and photos.

After buying the land 11 years ago, we are finally at the cusp of building a eco-home community in Memphis! 

It hasn't been easy bringing eco-homes Frayser, an area many Memphians call an declining area. Sustaining a non-profit organization is tough. Now, add real-estate to that. As a nonprofit organization, we felt it was our duty to step in and bring both innovation and quality to everyone especially prospective homebuyers struggling to accomplish homeownership. But, why limit it? Wolf River Bluffs is for Frayser. Wolf River Bluffs is for Memphis. Wolf River Bluffs is for West Tennessee. Wolf River Bluffs is for you. Heck, Wolf River Bluffs is for us too. Let's re-build our community with one eco-home at a time. We are still thinking of ideas that really bring a sense of community to the neighborhood.

So, let's hear it! What amenities would you like to see in the neighborhood?

About NBC Contractors: NBC Contractors has been in business for over 20 years. In 2005, the company assisted in building the first eco-homes in Memphis.