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  • Ann working at the Weaverville ReStore as part of her sweat equity Jan 5, 2021.

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About the House

TYPE: 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath

STYLE: Aging in Place unit

HOUSE SIZE: 744 heated square feet

LOCATION: Lot 13, Construction site at New Heights, off of Old Haywood Rd

CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

STATUS: interior paint, touch up

Meet the Future Homeowners

“Buying a Habitat home would mean living my final years in a secure and stable environment, with respect and dignity.”

From Ann Cox’s application letter

When we designed our new Aging in Place (AIP) homeownership program, we considered the characteristics of an ideal homebuyer. The ideal candidate would be age 55 or older, in need of decent housing, and have the ability to pay an affordable mortgage. The candidate would want little more than a modest home to enjoy a well-earned retirement; nothing too fancy, just a simple home, designed for changing age-related needs. The ideal candidate is Ann Cox.

Retired educator and librarian, Ann sold her home in Virginia to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Stunned to find out that rent in Asheville was off the charts, Ann moved into a 4th floor apartment, meaning she would have to keep moving as she aged.

Being friends with a Habitat “core” volunteer in Virginia, Ann was familiar with Habitat’s traditional homeownership program. But she didn’t need that much house. Asheville Habitat’s new one bedroom, one bath one-level AIP townhome is perfect for her and her beloved dog Henry.

Asheville Habitat’s Aging in Place townhomes will be built with Universal Design features including bathroom grab bars, zero steps, and other design details that enable homeowners to age with safety and dignity.

About the Sponsor

The design and construction of these Aging in Place homes is made possible through our partnership with and the generosity of Deerfield Charitable Foundation and the Board and Residents of Deerfield Retirement Community. The Click-Liou Family is the Adopt-A-Lot sponsor of Ann’s home.