The city of Annapolis and the Community Action Agency broke ground yesterday on a five-home affordable housing project on Gross Avenue.
About 30 city, federal, state and Community Action Agency officials were on hand for the ceremony. Construction will begin today.
The premanufactured single-family homes will sell for about $60,000 each to qualified buyers, who will be able to take advantage of low-interest mortgages from the state.
The city bought the land for the project last year with $100,000 of federal Community Development Block Grant money. South County Residential Projects Inc., the construction arm of the Community Action Agency, will build the homes.
Construction is expected to cost about $300,000, with the money coming from the state's low-interest Construction Loan Program. The project will be completed in about four months.
"This project represents the city's most recent effort to provide housing opportunities to all our citizens," said Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins.
"It is the best example of how different levels of government, in conjunction with local non-profit groups, can work together to address a real need -- that of affordable housing."