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Grier Heights Homes

Self-Help’s mission is to create decent, safe affordable housing that leads to wealth building through homeownership. To accomplish our mission, each home is eligible for up to $28,000 in down-payment and closing-cost assistance to make the payments affordable. The average down payment assistance for a Self-Help home is $25,500. Funds are available through House Charlotte and North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. Mortgage payments generally range between $650 to $875 (based on a four percent interest rate and 30-year term). For questions about these homes please contact Donnetta Collier at (704)409-5913 or, or visit the Elizabeth Heights website at

Elizabeth Heights Homes

Elizabeth Heights’ first eight homes built in 2013 are craftsman styled ranging between 1,340 square feet to over 1,500 square feet. These homes were built by JCB Urban (Jim Burbank), one of Charlotte’s most respected homebuilders. Five homes are still available for purchase. All homes have covered front porches, shaded backyard living spaces and a state-of-the-art security system. Each home has hardwood floors throughout the main areas; 36-inch kitchen cabinetry; granite countertops; and come with range, oven hood, refrigerator, dishwasher and garbage disposals. Every home has been Energy Star, Greenbuilt and SystemVision certified. SystemVision guarantees heating and cooling bills at $30 per month on average. All homes can be seen on the Elizabeth Heights website at

325 Orange StreetUnder Contract$116,000* (income restrictions apply)

*Buyers must be at or under 50% median incomes. Maximum incomes allowed to purchase: One person: $22,800, two people: $26,050, three people: $29,300

Peachtree Hills

Peachtree Hills is a 200-unit single family subdivision located in northwest Charlotte. Self-Help Community Development Corporation has purchased and rehabbed 38 homes in this neighborhood. Most homes were sold to first time homeowners, with some being rented through our lease purchase program. Self-Help currently has no homes available for sale in Peachtree Hills.