Francis Street Lofts - Charleston Workforce Housing update

Posted By Marshall Walker @ Jul 14th 2010 10:58am

Hello Everyone:


The Francis Street lofts has been approved for FHA!


The building has been redeveloped into 12 single level and multi level lofts.  Currently, there are seven available units ranging in size from 621 to 1100 square feet.  Prices range from $169,900 to $249,900.  Unit L has been staged.


There is incentives available from the City.  To qualify for workforce housing, you must make 120% or less of the median family income and be a first time home buyer. 

Single - $52,200

2 people - $59,640

(These figures are based on HUD published income.) 


If you qualify, the City of Charleston is offering a $10,000 interest free forgivable loan to buyers.  This money can be used for the down payment or closing costs associated with purchasing a home.  The money is forgiven if you live and own the unit for ten years.  If you do not, the pay back figure is pro-rated based on the amount of time you own the unit. 


If you meet the criteria, you must attend a Home Buyer Education Class held at the Calhoun Street library.  They offer a one day session or two afternoon sessions - depending on the time of year.


For ore information, contact:

Ms. Florence Peters

Housing Development Officer

City of Charleston



There is also funding available from Lowcountry Housing Trust and I'll send you the details once I have them.




1017827 - Residential
Charleston, SC

The Francis Street Lofts are located at 2 Francis Street, the site of a circa 1937 Baptist church. The building exterior has been renovated and its interior converted into twelve single level and multi-level lofts. Unit I is one of the largest units. This unit has a wonderful entrance: You walk into a mudroom with a spiral staircase up to the 2 story loft. It has a gorgeous, modern interior that includes wood floors, wood burning fireplace, streamlined kitchen, subway tile bath surround and more. Huge beautiful windows fill this loft with tons of light. This is a great opportunity to buy an urban loft for an affordable price. Also these units are a short walk away from Moe's Crosstown, Hampton Park, dog park and much more. Regime free approximate- for insurance only.



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