HAWS Opening First Step Up Community

The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem is preparing to open its first “Step Up” affordable housing community in Winston-Salem. From the Winston-Salem Journal:

The Oaks is HAWS’ first “Step Up” transitional housing site, where tenants will be subject to work requirements to live there.

The goal: To move people toward economic self-sufficiency while also revitalizing the Cleveland Avenue area…

“The concept is that we were one of the largest landlords in this area, and if we didn’t improve our property how could we expect anyone else to do that,” said Larry Woods, CEO of HAWS, during the open house…

Once completed, The Oaks will feature 50 modern apartment units, each with its own outside entrance. Options range from one- to three-bedroom units with single-level to multi-level floor plans. Each unit will have energy-efficient appliances.