McKinney November 2020

DEVELOPMENT

Habitat forHumanitybreaksground onnewcontainer homecommunity

BY MIRANDA JAIMES

price is $385,000, and our average family income is $42,000 a year. The purchase of these homes is well out of reach for many of the families that apply to our programs.” Land at the intersection of Kings Row and Bumpas Street was purchased using a grant from the McKinney Community Development Corp., and construction began in the spring to $ atten the land and get the homes ready for placement. Cox said the homes should debut before the end of the year. The McKinney Community Development Corp. gives grants to projects that enhance the city, and it is funded with a portion of city sales tax revenue, McKinney City Council Member Charlie Philips said at the groundbreaking ceremony. “When you shop local, great things happen here in McKinney, like this project,” Philips said.

O ! cials with Habitat for Human- ity of Collin County and the city of McKinney broke ground Oct. 27 on a project to provide more a # ordable housing. The crowd in attendance braved the chilly conditions to celebrate the construction milestone for the Cotton Groves, a 2.75-acre neigh- borhood of shipping containers that will o # er 35 homes for purchase for qualifying low- to moderate-income families. The Cotton Groves project is backed by Habitat for Humanity of Collin County and aims to o # er a way for low-income residents to become homeowners and build equity, CEO and President Celeste Cox said. “The need is very great in Collin County,” Cox said in her ceremony address. “Our average home sale

Habitat for Humanity of Collin County andMcKinney o ! cials break ground on the site that will house the Cotton Groves project. (Photos byMiranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Habitat for Humanity of Collin County CEO and President Celeste Cox, left, introduced the " rst four homeowners in Cotton Groves.

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