The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust breaks ground on the first of four houses in Church Hill.

Church Hill resident and homeowner Freda Bolling says that because of rising costs in housing, the rent for her former apartment is now higher than her current mortgage payment. Thanks to nonprofits and affordable housing initiatives, Bolling was able to buy her first home 11 years ago. She is the first single woman in her extended family to own a home, and she says that it’s more than having a place to stay.

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