DASH is committed to find ways to bring sustainable changes to our community. This is why we are thrilled to share some of our current projects with the community. DASH is finding ways to build more efficiently with the homeowner in mind, create ways to collaborate with different groups and continue to provide affordable homes for the community.
Some of our current projects include:
Forest Mill Apartments
DASH has completed its sixth affordable housing development in Troup County. Forest Mill Apartments, located in West Point, Georgia, offers 80 new 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for working families. The development is EarthCraft Certified, meeting strict guidelines for energy efficiency. Located near KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia, amenities include a computer room, playground, gazebo and clubhouse. Contact the leasing office at 706-862-1120 for more information.
|Scattered Site Development
1520 Brownwood Avenue
DASH acquired 1520 Brownwood Avenue through the Wells Fargo Neighborhood Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) program after being abandoned by the owner and sitting vacant and unimproved for more than a year. The interior of the property was severely fire damaged, making necessary repairs cost-prohibitive. The existing structure was demolished and construction of a new 1074 sq. ft. single-family home was completed in January 2016. The two bedroom, two bath, energy efficient home features an open floor plan with plenty of built-in storage. Additional features include a tow-car concrete driveway, landscaping, and a large back deck. High quality materials and traditional architecture combine to create a modern home with historic character reminiscent of the charming Hillside neighborhood. For leasing information, contact Chetana Patel at 706-298-0584.
Before After Demo
Exterior After Kitchen Living/Dining
203 Jackson Street
DASH acquired 203 Jackson Street from a local investor. The property was in need of much repair to align with DASH’s standards for housing. The exterior of the home was improved with a new gravel driveway, concrete sidewalk and front porch, new rear stairs and railing, and upgraded landscaping. Termite-damaged wood was replaced and a new roof was installed. Plumbing an electrical systems were replaced, including all new lighting fixtures. The kitchen and bathroom were completely remodeled and new appliances were installed. The home’s interior was re-painted and wood floors were restored. The quaint two bedroom, one bath home will provide decent, affordable housing to a family for many more years.
Exterior Before Kitchen Before
Bathroom After Kitchen After
|Hillside Tree Planting
After the necessary removal of decaying boulevard trees, the once beautiful, tree-lined, canopied streets of Hillside looked, in contrast, empty and bleak. Neighbors along an eight block area of South Lee Street and Jefferson Street experienced the most drastic change in appearance. Working with DASH, the City of LaGrange, Keep Troup Beautiful, Caterpillar Corporation, and the LaGrange College Servant Scholars a group of neighbors organized the purchase and planting of 93 trees. A small Crapemyrtle variety was chosen with the help of the city arborist, which will add color and beauty to the boulevards and minimize disturbance to underground utilities and overhead power lines. It is amazing what can be accomplished by residents and community partners work together.
|Paint the Town 2017 (Click here for more info!)