Cityscape Homes is a component of the Cityscape neighborhood revitalization campaign to transform Hartford’s Frog Hollow and Barry Square neighborhoods. It’s about creating a bustling, safe and prosperous neighborhood in which residents can live, work, shop and their children can be properly be educated.

The developer of Cityscape Homes is Pope Park Zion LLC, a SINA owned corporation.

SINA is nonprofit, community-based organization which has a strong commitment to the long-term success of the Frog Hollow and Barry Square neighborhoods.

The project includes renovation of two family homes and new construction of one and two-family houses.  It has been designed to assist low and moderate income first-time home buyers with an opportunity to make an investment in the community and be a part of the Cityscape revitalization effort.

Prices range between $160,000 and $249,000 two family, for renovated and newly constructed homes.
(Depending on the amenities and market value.)

Some of the features of the homes include:

  • 3 Bedroom
  • 2 Baths
  • Off Street Parking
  • Fully Appliance Kitchens
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • Wall to Wall Carpeting
  • Security Systems

Financing for Cityscape Homes

The construction of Cityscape Homes is being financed by a variety of sources including the State of CT Dept. of Economic & Community Development, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, the City of Hartford, LISC, CHFA, and the SINA partners.

Much of this financing is in the form of grants as a second or third mortgage and generally restricts the property from being resold during a 10 to 15 year period to a family that is not income qualified.

There are a variety of mortgage programs available to make these homes affordable for first-time home-buyers. These are just a few examples of the programs available. There are income eligibility requirements and deed restrictions.

 

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA)

The Home-buyer Mortgage Program provides low-interest mortgages to first-time home-buyers with low or moderate incomes who are buying moderately priced homes.  In addition to the first mortgage loan, the Down Payment Assistance Program will provide second mortgages at low interest rates for down payments and certain closing costs.

 

Cityscape Home Buyer Workshops

Home Buyer workshops are offered to all pre-qualified Cityscape applicants. Workshops assist potential buyers with the information necessary to make a decision about purchasing, financing, and maintaining a home.

 

Cityscape Homes Articles:

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SINA Sells Homes on Wolcott and Squire Streets (2016 Year in Review)
In 2016 SINA sold two, 2-family homes on Wolcott Street. During the summer SINA sold a 2-family home on Squire Street. These are the first three to be sold of six homes we rehabbed on Wolcott and Squire Streets. Read more

 

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SINA Awarded $2.5 Million by State Department of Housing to Develop Affordable Homeownership Opportunities In Greater Frog Hollow (2016 Year in Review)
SINA is one of a small number of organizations and municipal agencies awarded grants to develop homeownership housing in their communities. Read more

 

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17-19 Squire Street (Fall 2014)

SINA and its partner Carlos Valinho have begun the renovation of 17-19 Squire Street, a property which has been vacant and abandoned fro over ten years. Read more

 

 

Cityscape Homes For Sale

Click here to view all the Cityscape Homes SINA currently has for sale or click below to download the flyers.  Updated on December 21, 2016.

45 & 47 Wolcott Street, 17 Squire Street.

The current development sites are:
There are no houses currently being developed.
Please note that other addresses will become available soon.

 

Interested in buying your first home?
Contact our RE/MAX RENAISSANCE Realtor Lesbia Hernandez at 860-209-4895.
370 Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT