New Townhomes in Rock Island

December  26, 2012

     Construction has begun on some new townhomes in Rock Island. The Rock island Housing Authority will spend about 1.3 million dollars to build seven units, at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 11th Street.

     Authority spokeswoman, Gail Brooks, says the 2 and 3 bedroom units will be used by participants in its Homebuyers Incentive Program. 
     "It's specifically designed for residents of the housing authority to help them move up and out of the program into home ownership."

     Brooks says the new townhomes are also part of the housing authority's Asset Management Plan adopted in 2003.
     "We will be taking down eight units at Lincoln Homes that've been vacant for five years because of termite damage and sinking floors. We will re-develop Manor Homes and that project will begin this spring."

     The Rock Island Housing Authority did not hold a ground breaking ceremony when construction began in November, so Brooks says some sort of celebration will be held early next year, perhaps in February, when there are walls and heat in the new units.