The LCHT Accessible Housing Rental Project:
1245 New Jersey: The Greenest Affordable Home in Kansas!
1245 New Jersey is a Structurally Insulated Panel (SIP) dome with a goal for estimated costs of less than $50/month to heat and cool this 1,402 ftÂ², 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, the greenest home in Kansas, built by Tenants to Homeowners, a local nonprofit affordable housing organization.
Energy efficient features include a fully insulated slab, insulated steel entry doors, high performance Serious 500 series vinyl windows, R-26 vertical walls due to SIP construction throughout, R-33 dome walls, Energy Star heat pump water heater, R-40 roof and risers, Sealoflex monolithic roofing over the dome, 16 SEER air source heat pump, sealed ductwork and recycled fill. The green interior has polished colored concrete on the main level, Energy Star appliances, CFL lighting throughout, cork flooring in the bathrooms, locally harvested and milled black walnut stair treads, recycled carpet in the upstairs bedrooms, Energy Star ceiling fans in each room, FSC maple window trim, low VOC paint and a green living roof over the front porch.
Sturdy as well as efficient, this home is engineered for 140 mph wind loads and meets Dade County, FL hurricane resistance standards. This home will be sold at far below market value to a household of modest means, and will remain permanently affordable through a formula resale price with the Lawrence Community Housing Trust Program. That means this affordable home will bring green living to generations.
See below to see a time-lapse construction video!
1120 Rhode Island
This ambitious redevelopment project involved rehabilitating 1120 Rhode Island according to historic preservation standards. This 1888 home, an example of late 19th century working class housing, had fallen into disrepair and was uninhabitable. TTH, in partnership with Douglas County, the City of Lawrence, the Lawrence Preservation Alliance and the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association, was responsible for the rehabilitation of this historic East Lawrence property. Tenants to Homeowners restoration of 1120 Rhode Island received a 2011 Kansas Preservation Alliance Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation.
See below for the amazing before and after photos.
A development of 18 Energy Star rated single-family homes in the Prairie Park neighborhood off 26th and Haskell. Children in this area attend Prairie Park Elementary, South Junior High and Lawrence High School. Prairie Wind has a variety of two, three and four bedroom homes, landscaping, a pocket park and a six foot fence with landscaping on the street side to buffer and enhance the entrance to this development. All homes are accessible on the main level.
A rental development in North Lawrence composed of four energy efficient single-family houses: two 2BR, 1bath and two 3BR, 2.5Bath homes. All rental homes are accessible on the main level and rent for considerably less than fair market prices for comparable rental housing.
The Rhode Island Roost
A five-unit townhome development that began in 2009 and was completed in Spring 2010. These townhomes will serve as low-cost rental housing for families that are actively building their credit and/or reducing debt in preparation for purchasing a Housing Trust Home. By charging less than fair market rent and referring tenants to Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. for budget advice, TTH will offer families an opportunity to regain control of their finances and their housing options.
Other Completed Construction:
1529 Harper, 1538 Harper, 1522 Lindenwood (2003), 805 Locust, 814 Haskell (2005), 1032 New York (2007)
Projects with Studio 804: Working in collaboration with Studio 804, TTH has developed unique homes.
Homewood Gardens Development: Located off Haskell between 15th and 19th.
Perkins Addition Development: Located near Lawrence Memorial Hospital, these TTH-built homes are energy efficient.
Atherton Court Homes: This 2001-2003 construction project includes 10 homes (all visitable and 2 fully accessible) in the Habitat Addition. The city of Lawrence Neighborhood Resources Department donated 10 lots to TTH, Inc. to develop affordable single-family housing.