Smith Hill CDC and our partners in the creation of high quality, affordable homes are proud to announce two Home Ownership Seminars:
Saturday, Dec 10th 10-11, which will be followed by open houses at all our properties until 1 pm, and
Monday, Dec 12th 6-7
Light refreshments will be served and child care is available on-site.
The sessions will focus on home ownership and credit building. There will be many industry professionals available for folks to ask questions and schedule follow-up appointments.
We will also have information and tours available for the home ownership opportunities available through Smith Hill CDC.
Our homes are professionally renovated with all new heat and electric, come with warrants on the work and materials and are priced well below market levels.
Currently, we have a varied selection of units available -
Capital Square - 3 bedroom condominium units located on Douglas Ave, minutes from Downcity Providence.
42 Violet - a spacious one-bedroom cottage
93 Goddard and 63 Candace – two floor townhouse homes with 4 bedrooms, each with a 2-bedroom rental unit.
We are pleased to announce that work has started on the Camden Avenue retaining wall in our Visions II project. This truly massive undertaking will transform Camden Avenue by removing the rubble that was the old, dangerous wall and rebuilding it. This has to be seen to be believed!
Tomorrow, Saturday June 11th, from 11-2 there will be an Open House for all affordable housing developers. Smith Hill CDC will be hosting events at our two current home ownership opportunities – Capital Square, located at 231 Douglas Ave and 42 Violet St. We are also pleased to announce that Mayor Tavares will be on hand at 1:00 at Capital Square to help!
Smith Hill CDC several great options for perspective homeowners and more hitting the market this fall. We look forward to seeing you and please help spread the word!
The Housing Network and its member organizations are hosting a statewide open house for Affordable Housing developers Saturday June 4th, from 11-2. In Providence, Mayor Tavares will be touring many of the houses and will be on Smith Hill! We will let you know where and when the mayor will be on hand as soon as possible. Capital Square and 42 Violet St. will be open for showings and there will be professionals on-hand to answer any questions about the property or financing. Please help spread the word to anyone who would like to own a high-quality affordable house.
In the lead story of the HOME section is Sunday April, 10, 2011′s Providence Journal, Smith Hlll is named the “Neighborhood of the Week.” The article outlines Smith Hill CDC’s current development work and highlights the positive changes that are happening.
Read the article here.
Our Visions II properties will begin to open this March! We will basically be opening one to two houses per month for the next year or so.
Here is a flier if you or any one you know is interested! Smith Hill is experiencing quite a revival and we invite you to be part of it!
Smith Hill CDC is pleased to announce that our latest home-ownership opportunity is on the market!
42 Violet is a great historical one-bedroom cottage ideal for a couple or an individual. Renovation work has just been completed and the cottage is beautiful. Virtually everything is new and there are several amenities such as: a washer/drier hook-up in the bathroom next to bedroom, hardwood floors throughout, a nice-sized backyard and a bedroom skylight. The best part is that this is selling for $68,000, though you must income qualify for affordable guidelines. If you are interested please call, Bea Whitman from Keller Williams at 316-8493. 42 Violet Marketing Flier
Rhode Island has been selected to receive assistance from the U.S. Treasury to help prevent foreclosures and stabilize the housing market. This funding was made available through the Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest Hit Housing Markets (HFA Hardest Hit Fund). Rhode Island was chosen to receive this funding because the state’s high unemployment rate has left many families struggling to make mortgage payments. To learn more about this new program, please click here for the Rhode Island Housing website that contains the details.
Our organization would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed to a truly meaningful and fun groundbreaking for our Visions II Development. We will post links to media coverage below and pictures will be forth coming. Thanks again.
We are pleased to announce the purchase of 41 Pekin St. by a first-time homeowner! 41 Pekin St is the first step in Smith Hill CDC’s revitalization of the Pekin St. Historical District. This home-ownership opportunity was funded by The City of Providence, Rhode Island Housing and the RI Housing Resources Commission. We could not be happier with this project, as it has taken one of the most deteriorated properties in the area and created a beautiful home. Another great feature of this sale is that it has brought a friendly new family to the neighborhood! Stay tuned for more information about the next phase of this work, Visions II!