Since 2002, the Leelanau County Planning and Community Development Office has completed twenty five family homes. The homes are located in the New Neighborhood in the Village of Empire ( see photo above), Cedar, Lake Leelanau, Maple City, Northport and Suttons Bay. The sale price of the homes ranged from $ 78,000.00 to $ 133,000.00 based on size and location.
The County completed the eight Provemont Pines Condominiums on S. St. Joseph St. in Lake Leelanau. All units have been sold to eligible families with the help of Leelanau REACH, the county non-profit housing corporation. Three homes in Suttons Bay were also built and sold.
For information on the two (2) new Northport homes that are for sale - contact the planning department at 231-256-9812.
To be eligible to buy a home, families must meet certain income criteria and be able to obtain their own financing with a mortgage from a bank or mortgage company. A minimum of 1% of the sale price in homebuyer cash is required. Homebuyers must be willing to participate in the Community Land Trust program, applicable for some homes. (CLT- see link below for Homestretch Inc.)