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Five New Homes Coming to Wellington Heights

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28)--More changes are coming to Wellington Heights.

For the first time in more than fifty years, five single-family homes will be built in an 18 - block area.

It's part of a plan to breathe new life into the neighborhood.

For josh and Alyssa Hulme this moment is not just a sign of progress, it's also a fulfilling time for their growing family.

"It's definitely exciting, said Alyssa Hulme.

The young couple, Alyssa 22 and josh just 20 are parents to a two and a half month old baby boy.

There are also now proud future home owners.

"This is an incredible investment opportunity to invest into family now and also invest into future growth, said Josh.

Not just the growth of their family but also that of wellington heights.

"We had our eye on Wellington Heights for quite a long time in order to help the Wellington Heights Neighborhood Association really bring back their neighborhood, said Four Oaks Chief Communications Officer Liz Mathis.

Liz Mathis says it's a plan with about a hundred partners.

Four oaks, Affordable Housing Network Incorporated, Skogman Homes and Neighborhood Development are Partnering through the Total Child Program to make it all happen.

Skogman is going to build four of the homes and neighborhood development is going to build the fifth, said Corey Houchins-Witt, Real Estate Development Director for Affordable Housing Network, Inc.

The roots program and Wells Fargo are helping with the financial aspect.

So after down payment assistance the net price of the homes will average 85 to 90 thousand with monthly payment as low as 650 dollars.

"And time is running out for people to get advantage of that and they have until April 15th, said Mathis.

It's an opportunity the Hulmes are happy to part of.

"We just feel insanely blessed, Josh said.

The TotalChild Program would like to emphasize that none of the fundraising money donated to the TotalChild Campaign will be used for buyer assistance.
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