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Treme-Lafitte affordable housing: Tax credits to bring 16 affordable homes

The project calls for two studio apartments and a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes

The Advocate reports that thanks to some federal tax credits, affordable housing for 30 families will be coming to the Treme-Lafitte area.

Enterprise Community Investment Inc. is partnering with developer Redmellon Inc. to "revamp or construct" 16 single-family homes and duplexes in the area surrounding the old Iberville public housing complex.

The third phase of the "scattered site" component of the Housing Authority of New Orleans’s redevelopment of the area, the project is expected to be completed in late July.

Housing units will include two studio apartments for residents needing "permanent supportive housing"—defined as "those who make 20 percent or less of area median income and who may have been homeless, hospitalized or otherwise in need of special support"—and a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, with rents ranging from $437 to $742 a month. Homes will include energy-efficient kitchen appliances and storm-protection windows and doors. Kronberg Wall LLC is the project architect.