MANDAN, ND – Affordable Housing Developers Inc. celebrated the completion of Trails West Townhomes today. The family-friendly development brings a dozen units of affordable rental housing to north Mandan.
“We are very excited to showcase Trails West,” said Andrea Diede, executive director of AHDI, developer and owner of the townhomes. “Interest in the property has been strong and with warmer weather upon us, we anticipate many applications will be coming in over the next couple of weeks.”
To rent one of the townhomes, households must be income qualified. Nine of the units are reserved for tenants earning 80 percent or less than Area Median Income. These two-bedroom units rent for $777 and the three-bedroom units rent for $888.
The three remaining townhomes are reserved for extremely low-income tenants, at or below 30 percent of AMI. A four-person household earning $26,500 or less would be able to rent one of these units for $470.
The $2.65 million project received support from state and federal government programs to guarantee the affordability. The North Dakota Department of Commerce provided $985,000 through the HOME program and North Dakota Housing Finance Agency allocated $762,000 from the Housing Incentive Fund. AHDI owned the land on which the townhomes were constructed. The balance of the project was financed US Bank.
“The three-bedroom townhomes, in particular, are a welcome addition to the community. Our greatest rental need in Morton County is affordable housing for larger families,” said Rick Horn, executive director of the Morton County Housing Authority.
Located at 4530 30th Ave NW, ten of the Trails West Townhomes are three-bedroom units with one and one-half baths and tuck-under garages. The single-story, end units with attached garages are two-bedroom, one-bath that meet HUD Section 504 accessibility requirements. All of the townhomes are furnished with soft-closing cabinets, kitchen pantries, appliances including dishwashers and in-unit washers/dryers, window coverings, air conditioning and patios.
The property is within walking distance of Mandan’s newest elementary school, Red Trail. A retail/grocery shopping center, medical services, churches, parks, municipal services and public transportation are all available in the area.
HJL Management Company is the property manager, (701) 663-7494.
A Community Housing Development Organization based in Dickinson, ND, AHDI’s focus is on upgrading or creating rental units in Western North Dakota for elderly and low- to moderate-income individuals and families.