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Legend Place Affordable Housing and Street Paving

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Legend Place Affordable Housing and Street Paving is one of many Success Stories that have been locally nominated for recognition in celebration of CDBG's 30th Anniversary.

Success Story Details

Grantee: City of Midland
Field Office: Ft. Worth (Region 6)
Carried Out By: City of Midland, Midland Legend Neighborhood Development Corporation, Midland Neighborhood Housing Services
Eligibility: 570.201(n), 570.201(c)
Natl. Objective: LMH, LMA
CDBG $181,000
HOME $  81,000
Total $262,000
Date Started: 1995
Date Completed: 2002
IDIS Activity No: 19 and others
Grantee Contact: Sylvester Cantu (scantu@mail.ci.midland.tx.us)
Grantee Website: City of Midland (http://www.ci.midland.tx.us)

Success Story Description

Legend Place was a City of Midland effort to increase home ownership opportunities in a portion of the city that had experienced very little housing development in the last thirty years. Situated in Southeast Midland, Legend Place is a city block that was ultimately built out with 12 homes that were purchased by low and moderate-income first-time homebuyers.

Started in 1995, the development was accomplished by two housing non-profit organizations. All homebuyers were low/moderate income households who received homebuyer assistance through funding made available by the City. The homes were three-bedroom, two bath, single car garage units with a minimum 75% brick veneer. While the total private property valuation increased by over $600,000, the City added to the value of the development and the surrounding area by an aggressive street paving program. Over twenty blocks including the four streets adjacent to the development were paved from 1995 to 2000 in the area. Additionally, the Hospital District constructed a medical clinic next to Legend Place and the City built a new fire station one block away.

Prior and recent owner occupied housing assistance projects (three rehabilitations and three reconstructions) as well as demolition and removal of three dilapidated structures have complemented all of the above improvements. Located within Block Group Two of Midland's Census Tract 15, Legend Place along with other demographic changes have caused the Census Tract to improve from a 81% low/moderate income population to a 62% rate.

The impact of Legend Place and other nearby improvements is kind of impact that City leaders want to expand on and emulate in other parts of Midland with future CDBG funds.

The HOME funds included in the project were from the State of Texas.

Content Archived: April 20, 2011

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