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Since that first home closing, the County is marking the following accomplishments to date:
-25 homes sold
-5 home sales pending
-3 homes are under revitalization
-4 additional properties are pending acquisition
-Approximately 200 applications have been received
Rockdale County’s NSP anchors communities by acquiring and renovating multiple vacant homes within the same targeted neighborhood. In turn, homeownership opportunities afforded to eligible purchasers who have received the necessary education and meet other program requirements. The federal program is designed to minimize the impact of declining neighborhood values and improve deteriorating conditions resulting from the presence of foreclosed homes.
Eligibility for NSP varies based on a multitude of family situations, including a family of one with an annual income of up to $57,000 to larger families with annual salaries of more than $105,000. Interested applicants may currently reside in or outside of Rockdale County.
“This first year with the NSP has been an incredible example of what can be accomplished when all levels of government work together with the private sector to help our communities,” Commission Chairman and CEO Richard A. Oden said. “This is another jewel in the crown of many successful programs we have in the County.”