The revitalization project in the Reynoldstown neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia is home to a new green affordable housing pilot program. The pilot program is the result of a partnership between New World Home and Resources for Residents and Communities (RRC). The new eco-friendly housing development is within walking distance of Atlanta’s public transportation system, which is an important part of creating a 21st century sustainable community.
Sustainable communities like the one being developed in Reynoldstown are receiving attention from the federal government. Just a few weeks ago the U.S. Housing of Urban Development and the Department of Transportation announced $68 million in funding for new projects that connect residents to eco-friendly affordable housing, job opportunities and economic development with easy access to public transportation options.
According to Steven R. Fader, President of Business Development at New World Home, the area will be transformed into an “affordable, green development that is of benefit to the community that surrounds it. The homes in this development, which will be called Legacy Pointe, will also be designed to reflect the architectural aesthetic of the historic community and establishes the basis of our Essential Housing Collection.”
Legacy Pointe will feature approximately 14 New World Homes built on the company’s New Old Green Modular (NOGM) housing platform. All of the homes in the community, which are part of the company's new Essential Housing Collection, are LEED-certifiable.
The NOGM housing can reduce energy use by 50 percent, reduce water use by thousands of gallons of water per year and create a healthier indoor air quality environment when compared to a traditionally built house.
The first model home in the Legacy Pointe community is scheduled to open next month. Learn more about these sustainable modular homes by visiting the New World Home website.