The Parcel Program for Home Ownership
As market forces have pushed the cost of home
ownership in Kent beyond the reach of
many Kent residents and workers, Kent Affordable
Housing is striving to offer options for those who
would otherwise not be able to become homeowners.
The KAH Parcel Program is a homeownership program that leases land parcels to Kent families of modest income, thereby making it possible for them to build or buy their own homes because their mortgages do not include the land.
KAH maintains a waiting list in the order that applications are received. Applicants are screened for residency and income/assets that fall below what would allow them to enter and compete in the current housing marketplace. Deed restrictions preserve the permanent affordability of the homes.
This program will help Kent maintain a diverse population, including young people who put out our fires, rescue accident victims, and respond to medical emergencies, as well as older citizens who help the town cope with recreational, educational, land use, and financial issues as volunteers on Town boards. Such a population contributes greatly to Kent’s well being and enriches the qualities of life that drew most of us here in the first place.
You Can Help …
--You can donate land to KAH for a tax deduction at full market value, or you can sell property to KAH at less than market price, with the difference considered a charitable, tax-deductible gift.
--You can make a donation to help KAH buy more land or assist in making land improvements, such as wells or septic systems.
--You can make a modest house available by donating the land to KAH for a tax deduction and selling the house to a family on our waiting list.
--You can remember KAH in your will, leaving money, land or a modest home for use in the KAH Parcel Program.
To request a Places To Live application or to inquire about making a gift to KAH, contact Virginia Bush Suttman at 860-927-3684, email@example.com, Bill Bachrach at 860-927-3321, firstname.lastname@example.org or write KAH, P.O. Box 265, Kent, CT 06757