At the June 26, 2023, meeting, the Alexandria City Council approved a request from Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County for a planned unit development on existing vacant property located near Scenic Heights Road in northeast Alexandria, called Summer Meadows.
Summer Meadows will be the largest development in Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County’s history. This project will create stable and affordable housing for up to 42 households over the next 10 years.
Infrastructure – streets, sidewalks, sewer and storm drainage, and water for the project will be completed at the beginning of construction.
A 2018 City of Alexandria Housing Study stated a need to construct 8 to 10 new affordable/entry-level homes in Alexandria each year to combat the current lack of availability. Habitat was listed as a local organization to help achieve this goal and has consistently built three to four homes per year to contribute to this goal. Since 1997, Habitat has built or improved 84 homes and completed 70 Aging in Place projects, serving 389 local residents. 65% of the homes Habitat has built are located in Alexandria.
Habitat is thrilled to gain the support of the Alexandria City Council. “This decision goes a long way towards helping build more affordable homes in Alexandria, which is critically needed,” said Lori Anderson, Executive Director.
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County is a non-profit organization that empowers people to build a better future for themselves and their families by purchasing their homes with an affordable mortgage and completing 200 hours of sweat equity to prepare them for homeownership. Habitat has a proven track record for helping people achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter in Douglas County. Habitat is an equal housing opportunity.
More information about this development will be added to this page in the future.
A few examples of Habitat homes: