SHELTER WITH SPIRIT HELPS 1313 WILLOW STREET ACHIEVE 5-STAR GREEN / by Mitchell Peterson

SHELTER WITH SPIRIT HELPS 1313 WILLOW STREET ACHIEVE 5-STAR GREEN

OCTOBER 12, 2012


Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation (GNDC)  is a 501(c)(3)  non-profit that celebratesover thirty years of service to its community as an affordable housing provider to families from East Austin.

This development model, with financing provided by the City of Austin Housing Finance Corporation, allows GNDC to serve a greater range of low-income households in the central city area.

"GNDC is excited to develop the first Community Land Trust home (new construction) in the State of Texas.  Ms. Mary Ybarra, the future home buyer, has lived her entire life in the Willow street area of East Austin.  Over a decade ago she became a GNDC renter at the former home at 1313 Willow Street where she raised her children as a single mom.  When the opportunity arose to become a home owner through a community land trust, it was a dream come true for Mary because in her mind home ownership in Central East Austin seemed out of financial reach." -GNDC

The homebuyer, Ms. Mary Ybarra, is a long-time GNDC renter, and a life-long East Austin resident. The home at 1313 Willow Street is a 1,130 square foot 2 bedroom and 2 bath home. The home is intended to be energy efficient, and to meet Austin Energy’s highest green rating, 5 stars.

If you would like to learn more about this project or ways to get involved, visit http://guadalupendc.org/ and http://www.shelterwithspirit.org/.