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Homes in Partnership breaking ground on 29 single-family homes in Zellwood

Nonprofit agency partners with USDA, HUD, Orange County to deliver homes under $250,000


On Thursday, Homes in Partnership, Inc. broke ground on the development of 29 single-family homes priced in the mid-$200,000s in the second phase of its affordable Holly Creek community in Zellwood. 

For very low-income individuals and families, monthly mortgage payments for the homes in Holly Creek IIB will be $1,200 or less, including taxes and insurance. The 1,281 to 1,533-square-foot homes are 100% financed with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development loans, one of the Homes in Partnership’s primary partnerships in delivering self-help housing.

Orange County has committed infrastructure funding for Holly Creek IIB through its Housing and Community Development Division. Homes will be constructed in 2024 – 2025 for occupancy beginning in 2025.

Since 2020, Homes in Partnership has built and provided homes to 157 individuals and families in Lake, Marion, Orange, and Sumter counties, with an additional 65 planned for 2024 – 2025.

Homes in Partnership works with potential home buyers through a housing counseling program with HUD-certified counselors to help them overcome barriers to home ownership. To qualify for a home with Homes in Partnership, residents need a two-year work history, stable income, good or repairable credit, and a commitment to contributing to the construction of their homes.

“Now more than ever, with escalated home and rental prices in the past few years, we are extremely grateful to be able to help 29 families realize their dream of home ownership in Holly Creek,” said Gloria Nelson, Executive Director of Homes in Partnership. “And we have more than 65 other homes underway for additional hardworking families.” Homes in Partnership has been planning, designing and building affordable homes in Central Florida since 1975.

About Homes in Partnership, Inc.

Homes In Partnership, Inc. was established in 1975 to provide homeownership opportunities to very-low, low and moderate-income families. The organization is a community-based non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Rural Housing Provider and HUD Certified Counseling Agency, and an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider and Employer providing financial counseling and ownership education in addition to expert guidance throughout each phase of the process – from the initial application to move-in day.

Homes in Partnership, Affordable Housing, Orange County, Zellwood


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