Historically, the Wilmington Housing Partnership has found that homeownership is one of the best ways to empower communities giving them an investment in their neighborhood. Through our development of affordable homes we are transforming neighborhoods with more than bricks and mortar; We enable residents to stay committed to their community.
WHP acquired parcels of land on the 1300 block of Claymont Street and constructed a five-unit, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified townhome community.
Working with our LEED certified contractors, many green components were added to this project. The townhomes contain an efficient design, optimized framing strategy, high efficiency plumbing fixtures, permeable landscaping, rain barrels, and geothermal heating and cooling systems reducing the homeowner’s utility bill by 60%. These LEED components will provide long-term added benefits to both the buyers and the environment as a whole.
Franklin Chase is the first significant Hilltop homeownership development project in decades—19 new homes emanating from the corner of 6th and Franklin Streets.
Villas of Little Italy
WHP purchased the old, abandoned, and blighted DiNardo’s restaurant and the vacant lot across the street. After pre-development work and market evaluation of two related sites, WHP bought and sold the parcels to a local builder for development into market-rate housing. The project was completed in 2009 and all 7 units have been sold.
Wilmington Housing Partnership has signifcantly improved troubled community areas and homes. Below are more examples with before and after images.
1201, 1207 & 1209 West 6th Street
419 W. 22nd Street
216 W. 7th Street
601 N Franklin Street