Apart­ments avail­able

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - GABRIEL KHOULI gkhouli@cov­news.com

Twenty-one units are avail­able in New Leaf Cen­ter, lo­cated in the Walker’s Bend neigh­bor­hood and op­er­ated by the Covington Hous­ing Au­thor­ity.

Apart­ments are be­ing snatched up at the re­cently-opened New Leaf Cen­ter, but there were still 21 one-bed­room units avail­able as of early Tues­day.

The $3 mil­lion apart­ment com­plex and work­force de­vel­op­ment cen­ter, lo­cated in the Walker’s Bend neigh­bor­hood off Wash­ing- ton Street, has apart­ments at or slightly be­low mar­ket prices, with a one-bed­room apart­ment cost­ing $550 a month.

“Peo­ple love (the apart­ments); they are open and spa­cious (and) have great floor plans,” said Sham­ica Red­ding, who helps to man­age the cen­ter. Red­ding said the apart­ments have new ap­pli­ances and come with wash­ers and dry­ers. “Traf­fic has been non-stop since we be­gan ad­ver­tis­ing Wed­nes­day.”

The cen­ter is op­er­ated by the Covington Hous­ing Au­thor­ity, but the apart­ments are not rent-sub­si­dized and the in­come re­quire­ments are flex­i­ble, as a sin­gle per­son can make up to $55,750 and a fam­ily of four can make $79,600 and qual­ify. Only 25 per­cent of the apart­ments are set aside for low-in­come res­i­dents (up to $33,150 for a fam­ily and $23,250 for a sin­gle per­son).

Ap­pli­ca­tions can be picked up from the cen­ter, 6147 Avery St., Covington. Stop by or call the Covington Hous­ing Au­thor­ity for more de­tails at 770-7867739. All of the cen­ter’s two-bed­room apart­ments have been rented; they cost $650 apiece.

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