Greenville Housing Authority adding newly designed home

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - A family in the East is getting the keys to their new home, a home that will make it easier for them to do the things we often take for granted.

The Housing Authority of the city of Greenville is adding a newly designed home with disability access.

The Greenville Housing Authority hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly designed four bedroom home. It is complete with handicapped parking, no-step access and other amenities to make it safe and easy for the family moving in.

The home is located in Moyewood and is replacing a 5 bedroom home that was destroyed in a fire about two years ago. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires about 5 percent of the homes to be handicap accessible.

Michael Best with the Housing Authority said this home gave them the perfect opportunity to fill a need in the community. "Typically we run into challenges when you do have families that physical needs that requires a larger unit and historically we didn't have that in our inventory."

Officials say they have already identified the family that will be moving into this new home, but say there is a large waitlist for people who would like this unit.