COTTAGES AT WALKER'S BEND

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The Cottages at Walker’s Bend

1. Concept Drawing for the CHA CHIP Cottages - Brad Construction
  • Brand new custom designed Earthcraft homes
  • Energy efficient design and construction
  • The neighborhood enjoys the following amenities.
    - Walk to Covington’s 162-acre Central Park which features walking and biking trails, disc golf, a playground and more!
    -Only 1.5 miles from "the Square" Covington’s thriving Downtown shopping and dining district, and 5 minutes the city’s commercial and industrial districts.
    - 1.5 miles from I-20
  • The projected selling price is between 180k and 220k.
  • Customize your home! Upgrades are available for an additional fee. 
  • No investors allowed
 
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How Can I Purchase a Cottage at Walker’s Bend?

 To be eligible to purchase one of the five cottages, developed by CHA, interested buyers must submit a Eligibility Application 
The deadline to submit the Eligibility Application for the Cottages at Walkers Bend is 5:00 PM, Monday May 23, 2022.
Send completed application to jkelly@covha.com or submit at the Covington Housing Authority (CHA) office night deposit box: 5160 Alcovy Rd, Covington GA 30014 in a sealed envelope.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Eight (8) hours of HUD certified homebuying counselling within the past 12 months. ( A certificate must be provided).
  • Pre-approval letter from a lender for a $240,000 loan.
    a. The Georgia Dream Program can be utilized for the Cottages at Walker’s Bend, which gives home buyers access to down payment assistance up to$10,000.
    b. Participating Lenders of Down Payment Assistance & Lenders
  • This program creates a pathway to home ownership for households with an annual income at 80% or below FY2021 Median Family/Household Income. The maximum income, based on household size is,  
1 Person $54,000
2 Person $61,700
3. Person $69,400
4 Person $77,100
5 Person 83,300
6 Person 89,450
REVIEW OF ELIGIBILTY APPLICATION

You will receive one of the following notices from CHA by Friday May 27, 2022,
a) You are eligible to purchase a cottage
b) A notification explaining why you were not eligible.
You will be notified if your application is incomplete, you will have three (3) business days to submit the missing information.

The Cottages at Walker's Bend will be listed for sale on June 1, 2022. The cottages will be first come first served basis.

REAL ESTATE AGENT FOR THE COTTAGES

East Metro

Cynthia Eagan 
East Metro Real Estate, LLC
Address: 1104 Monticello Street Covington, GA 30014
Phone: 770-845-5406 
Email:  Cynthia@CynthiaEagan.com
Website: https://emre.georgiamls.com/

Cynthia is happy for prospective buyers to contact her and discuss the purchase of a cottage in advance of the cottages being listed on June 1, 2022.
Please contact Josephine Kelly, Community Relations, at CHA, if you need further information or assistance to complete your application.
Ph. 770-786-7739
Email jkelly@covha.com 

 


 

 




Cottage Timeline

2013
CHA has been a partner in the development of the neighborhood beginning in 2013 with the construction of the New Leaf Center and Apartment Complex. This CHA property is a 28 unit, 1 & 2 - bedroom apartments, including a learning center with classrooms and meeting spaces.
2020
The Covington Housing Authority (CHA) received a Community HOME Investment program (CHIP) grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  The grant will be used to underwrite a new initiative by the authority to develop quality income-based workforce housing for purchase.
2021
                        
GB 1

December 9, 2021, the groundbreaking for the cottages was celebrated. In attendance were representatives from the partnership group, the City of Covington, Newton County Board of Commissioners, Washington St Community Center, Sustainable Newton and residents from the Walker’s Bend Neighborhood. The groundbreaking marked the next phase of the program with construction beginning and the launching of the Homebuyer Classes.
2022
April 3 -29 Cottages at Walker’s Bend Homebuyer Workshops begin

Cottage Development Group
Covington Housing Authority (CHA) - Developer
Georgia Department of Community Affairs – CHIP Grant Funding
Northeast Regional Development Commission – Grant Management
Brad Construction – General Contractor - Design/Engineering & Construction Service