By Michelle Cassell
PEACH a long-awaited affordable housing project by EMPOWERment, Inc. had its official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday morning at 107 Johnson St.
PEACH stands for Pine Knolls EMPOWERment Affordable Community Housing. It is dedicated to people earning 30 percent or less of the Area Median Income (AMI).
EMPOWERment was able to raise enough money to cover the construction of the apartment buildings and build it debt-free to keep the rents affordable for its tenants.
“This is just the beginning,” said Bailey. “I don’t see anything that can stop us from building more apartments.” Find out more about PEACH Apartments by clicking here .
Michelle Cassell is a seasoned reporter who has covered everything from crime to hurricanes and local politics to human interest over the course of 35 years. As managing editor, she hopes to encourage writers of a wide range of backgrounds and interests in TLR’s coverage of Southern Orange County news.