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Habitat for Humanity to break ground on 12 affordable homes in Ivy City

To help with the project, Level 2 Development contributed $1.3 million

This Tuesday, Habitat for Humanity and Washington, D.C.-based real estate firm Level 2 Development will celebrate the groundbreaking of 12 new affordable homes in D.C.’s Ivy City neighborhood.

The homes will be for households making 50 percent or less of the area median income. Each residence will feature three bedrooms and two bathrooms. In the next 18 months, a thirteenth unit will also be constructed. According to a press release, many of the homes will be equipped with solar panels.

The groundbreaking will be hosted at 9:45 a.m. at 1814 Central Place NE with an appearance by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. The event also will kick off Community Development Week, which will feature events like open houses, ribbon cuttings, and groundbreakings hosted by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development.

With this project, this marks the sixth year that Habitat for Humanity has worked in Ivy City with nearly 30 homes completed or rehabilitated in the neighborhood.

In order to make the project possible, Level 2 Development, the same developer behind The Highline at Union Market and Capitol View on 14th, contributed $1.3 million to the project. The PenFed Credit Union also supplied critical acquisition financing, according to a press release.