501 Edith Road

Two Edith Road modules
Two Edith Road modules

Project Address: 501 Edith Road, Roxbury Township (Landing mailing address)
Build plan: to be completed in 2022
Type:

  • Single-family home
  • New modular construction
  • 3 bedrooms

Family: 

Qualified families who submitted an application on Tuesday, April 26, will be assigned a lottery number and the prospective homeowners will be selected via lottery at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17.

Household size must be from 3 to 6 persons. The home will be sold to an eligible low- or moderate-income family. An affordable 30-year mortgage will be provided by Morris Habitat. The home will have a 30-year deed restriction that allows modest equity upon resale, but mandates that it be sold at an affordable price to another income-eligible family. Prospective homeowners will contribute a minimum of 300 hours of sweat equity.

Project:

A single-family home will be built on a wooded lot at the corner of Edith Road and Mansel Drive in the Landing section of Roxbury Township. This three-bedroom home will include two full bathrooms, a basement and an attached garage. The land was donated by the Township of Roxbury along with a $20,000 contribution from their Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

The project officially kicked off on October 5, 2020, as part of the celebration of World Habitat Day. Teacher Frank Caccavale and thirty-five Roxbury High School students in his Structural Design & Fabrication course spent two school years building this home in two modules in the parking lot behind the high school. A celebration of the work of the students and the donors was held on May 9, 2022. The modules will be transferred to the site with a crane on Wednesday, May 18, and secured to the foundation.

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Pro bono and reduced-fee professional services have been contributed by architect Jon Babula of Babula Architecture; engineer Fred Stewart of Stewart Surveying & Engineering, LLC; attorney Jim Mullen, Esq.; planner Jessica Caldwell, PP; environmental consultant Eikon Planning and Design, LLC; real estate appraiser Landmark I Appraisal.

Site preparation began in March 2022 with tree removal and excavation for the basement and foundation. The project is planned to be completed by the end of 2022.