Cityscape Homes is the other component of the Cityscape neighborhood revitalization campaign to transform Hartford’s Frog Hollow and Barry Square neighborhoods. The developer of Cityscape Homes is Pope Park Zion LLC, a SINA owned corporation.
The project includes renovation of two-family homes and new construction of one and two-family houses. It is designed to assist low and moderate income first-time home buyers. Prices range from $160,000 and $249,000, with the following features.
- 3 Bedroom
- 2 Baths
- Off Street Parking
- Fully Appliance Kitchens
- Energy Star Qualified
- Wall to Wall Carpeting
- Security Systems
Construction of Cityscape Homes is financed by multiple 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 anchor institutions. Much of this financing is in the form of grants as a second or third mortgage. Generally, the financing restricts the property from being resold for 10 to 15 years to a family that is not income qualified. There are a variety of programs available, such as those below, to help make these homes affordable for first-time home buyers.
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.
Home Buyer Workshops
All pre-qualifies Cityscape Applicants must take a Home Buyer workshop. Workshops assist potential buyers with the information necessary to make a decision about purchasing, financing and maintaining a home.
Cityscape Homes For Sale
Click here to view all the Cityscape Homes SINA currently has for sale.
The current development sites for Phase VI are: (last updated on April 2018)
- 22-24 Wolcott Street, Hartford, CT
- 28 Wolcott Street, Hartford, CT
- 36 Wolcott Street, Hartford, CT
- 46-48 Brownell Street, Hartford, CT
- 50-52 Brownell Street, Hartford, CT
- 54-56 Brownell Street, Hartford, CT
Interested in buying your first home?
Contact our RE/MAX RENAISSANCE Realtor Lesbia Hernandez at 860-209-4895.
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