Recently, Chesterfield County and Maggie Walker Community Land Trust celebrated the rehabilitation and sale of the first residence to an income-eligible home buyer as... County, land trust announce sale of rehabilitated house

Recently, Chesterfield County and Maggie Walker Community Land Trust celebrated the rehabilitation and sale of the first residence to an income-eligible home buyer as part of their partnership. Habitat for Humanity helped rehabilitate the home.

Last year, the land trust was awarded $500,000 of Community Development Block Grant funding from Chesterfield County.

The terms of the grant stipulate that the land trust retains ownership of the land and leases that land to a homeowner.

The single-family house at 5616 S. Melbeck Road was purchased in December 2018 by the land trust for $170,000. The house – which was built in 1959 – has an assessed value of $158,600.

Carolyn Champion, vice chair of the land trust, welcomed the new homeowner (Adrienne) as her new neighbor at a Sept. 18 ceremony.

Champion said the land trust has 33 other such properties “in the pipeline,” including four in Chesterfield County.