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New Apartments Fill Housing Void In Rocky Mount

Posted June 7, 2001

— Since Hurricane Floyd, there has been a shortage of rental housing down east, but some new apartments opened in Rocky Mount to a collective sigh of relief.

The Carriage Court apartments, built by the Episcopal Housing Ministry, are open to flood victims and anyone who needs affordable housing.

"All of the 48 units here are affordable to people whose incomes are at 50 percent or less of the area's median income, and we have found by the interest in these units that this is much-needed housing for this area," says Bob Henly of the Episcopal Housing Ministry.

A two-bedroom unit at the complex costs $345. A three-bedroom unit costs $400. All of the apartments at the complex have been applied for, but only 30 of them have been filled. The apartments cost $3.5 million to build, primarily from tax credits and a $1 million credit from the state.

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