Northern Lights is the second project to be sponsored
and developed by the Affordable Housing Alliance.
Sense of community and place was created both
through the site design and the process by which the buildings
were built. Homes were arranged so that there are ample opportunities
for neighborly interaction and public life. Porches and small
private yards were key components of each home's design. Home
sizes were varied to create a community of diverse residents.
Household sizes range from one to five persons with one-, two-,
and three-bedroom homes.
equity was a major component of the building process, with each
family contributing 200 hours to the construction of the community.
All homes are deed-restricted, with the financial ability of each
household establishing the price. Homes were priced to allow families
earning between 40% and 79% of the area median income (AMI) to