Three-bedroom affordable home available
A new three-bedroom affordable home has become available. This home is reserved for a household with income below 80% of area median income (AMI), which ranges from $52,600 for a family of two up to $76,250 for a family of six. Income limits are typically adjusted every year, so these are subject to change. If your income is slightly over the limit, you are still encouraged to apply.
The home will be new, Energy Star construction. The base design is 1,160 square feet, with a cathedral ceiling living room and dining area. The base price for this home is $214,000. The equivalent market price home is $413,000.
Occupancy in 2018. If you feel you might qualify, write to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can apply for this home and for more details about joining our community.
We’ll be working with the lender as well as with the Connecticut Department of Housing, our lawyers, and other parties toward a closing in the coming weeks, and then construction can begin. If you want to reserve one of the few remaining homes, do it now before they are all gone.
Just a few homes remain available!
Almost all of our homes are spoken for. We have a few selected one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes remaining. If you’ve been thinking about moving to a cohousing community, now is the time to make a commitment. By the time construction begins in just a few months, we anticipate that all homes will be subscribed and under contract. (All offers, commitments and sales are subject to prospective buyers’ first receiving the public offering statement for the project, which is still being put together; nothing on this website can be taken as an offer of a unit for any binding purpose.)
Contact email@example.com as soon as possible to discuss your options.
And speaking of options, here is a list of available construction options and their prices for the different unit types (subject to change).
Rocky Corner Cohousing! Join us!
Rocky Corner is a new cohousing neighborhood of 30 homes to be built in Bethany, Connecticut.
We want to return to the spirit of neighborhoods past, where neighbors help neighbors.
We want to live sustainably—to use fewer resources and share more.
We have designed Rocky Corner as a cohousing community where residents will own their homes.
- Rocky Corner offers thirteen homes designated as affordable housing under state law.
ONE OF THESE HOMES—a two-bedroom home for a household with annual income at or below 100% of the area median income—has opened up. The first income-qualified applicant to meet the requirements for purchase will be assigned this home.
The remaining affordable homes are currently allocated based on the results of a lottery among qualified applicants. New qualified applicants can be added to a waiting list, to be used in the event a home becomes available before construction is complete. We encourage people to apply now. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about applying.
- A market-rate rental home may be available.
- We will own a large common house and 33 acres of beautiful farmland. We will manage the land and neighborhood together.
We are building soon! Join us!
Rocky Corner will be the first cohousing community in Connecticut. We are the people who are planning to live there, so we have hired the best of the best to help us design and build. Our homes will be efficient, beautiful and low maintenance. Our residences will be clustered on a small portion in the center of the property, preserving the rest for recreation, farmland, and habitat. The plan is a terrific example of low impact design.
After working for a few years to find the right property, in 2012 we secured an option on 33 acres of farmland on Meyers Road. Bethany Planning and Zoning Commission approved our construction plan in June of 2014 with support from the Bethany Fire Marshal, the Regional Water Authority, and the Bethany Conservation Commission, as well as many wonderful townspeople. We closed on our dream property at the end of September 2014 with the help of the Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund (now Capital for Change). We received predevelopment funding from Equity Trust of Amherst MA which was excited to assist an Energy Star crafted, affordable cohousing neighborhood that preserves farmland. The Connecticut Department of Housing also provided predevelopment funding for our neighborhood and has awarded us a $2.6 million grant for subsidies to substantially lower the cost of our income-qualified affordable homes.
The thirty homes and common house at Rocky Corner will be brand new, Energy Star structures.
- Comfortable, tight, architect-designed, compact homes with south facing orientation, and low energy and maintenance costs
- One, two, and three-bedroom (maybe a couple of four-bedroom) cape style homes
- Customizable features and layout
- Aging in place—a bedroom and bath on every first floor
- Parking near your home
- Affordable housing subsidies available
Rocky Corner welcomes families of all kinds. We’re designing Rocky Corner to accommodate an organic farm, to be managed by interested community members. We make decisions efficiently and transparently using a model of governance called Dynamic Governance (aka Sociocracy) in accordance with our community values.
Some features of our neighborhood:
- Room to garden, play, hike, cross country ski, ride horses, walk dogs
- Multi-generational—babies to elders
- Walkable, pedestrian-centered with parking on a perimeter ring driveway
- Community gardens, edible landscaping in the courtyards, wildlife habitat
- Working farm to supply lots of our neighborhood’s food (but work on the farm isn’t required!)
- Accessible to older folks and people with disabilities
- Teaching and learning—we value and welcome all backgrounds, skills and interests
- Common house—a big, beautiful building for cooking and eating together, performances, dancing, wood working, crafts and art, meeting space, children’s play space, laundry, with quiet space for relaxing, playing games, listening to music, lounging next to the masonry heater.
- 15 minute drive to downtown New Haven; 10 minutes to an Amtrak station
- Located in a top school district (Bethany Community School and Amity Regional Junior and Senior High Schools)
We can’t wait to meet you! Join Us!
Rocky Corner is in the final planning stages right now, with construction scheduled to begin this summer! We are choosing our homes right now. We invite interested people to explore membership.
You can be a part of this exciting effort by getting in touch with us today.
- Sign up for our mailing list (in the sidebar)
- Email questions to email@example.com
- Check our our Facebook page and our blog
- Attend an info session, a business meeting, or a social event
- Come meet us!!