The Merrill Housing Initiative

The Merrill Housing Initiative is an affordable homeownership project that began in 2007 when Community Action purchased 20 vacant neglected rental properties in the City of Beloit. The houses are located in the Merrill Neighborhood, a diverse community with a rich history in heart of the city. Community Action is currently working to rehabilitate these homes and has partnered with other local efforts to develop the neighborhood. The goal is to create a place that is economically thriving, able to celebrate its diversity, and is safe for working adults and families. Once the work is complete, the refurbished “like new” energy efficient properties, are then sold to low and middle income families with the goal of having more owner occupied homes and revitalizing the neighborhood.

New construction is underway at 1316 Nelson with anticipated completion and sale in Fall 2020.

Call (608)755-2464 for more information.

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