Groudbreaking Held For Affordable Housing Unit

Posted at 7:44 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 21:47:02-04

Nashville city leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony for affordable housing units on West Trinity Lane.

The construction of the 240 affordable units will be overseen by the Metro Development and Housing Agency.

The community was named the Paddock at Grandview, and included 10 three-story residential buildings, with units between 800 to more 1,000 one-thousand square feet.

Mayor Barry said the housing units would make it easier for families to live in Nashville.

“And we know that more than half of the renters in Davidson County back in 2014 were cost burdened when it came to housing; meaning that they spent more than 30% of their overall paycheck when it came to housing,” said Barry. “And that's why it's so important that we continue to invest in affordable housing especially for families who are making less than $40,000.

Prices for the community started at a little more than $500.