Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

celebrating 25 years of building dreams EST. 1991

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Sunrise is complete!

Habitat purchased Sunrise Trailer Court, a 16 unit trailer park in the Belmont-Carlton neighborhood in Charlottesville in 2004. At the time of purchase, Habitat made a promise to residents living there that after redevelopment, they could stay either as Habitat Partner Families or in affordable rentals.

Of the original 16 families, nine elected to stay. These long-time Sunrise residents formed the nucleus of the new mixed-income, multi-generational community.

The Habitat portion of building at Sunrise is now complete, with nine affordable rentals and 20 new Partner Family homes. When fully built out, Sunrise will be a mixed-income, mixed-use community of 66 homes and a Neighborhood Center with a full array of unique enrichment programming – such as yoga, language instruction, children’s activities, cooking classes, etc. – available to all the residents.  

Sunrise is the first mobile home park in the country to be redeveloped without resident displacement. 

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