Local housing non-profit DHIC Inc. is continuing work with the Town of Chapel Hill to help offset affordable housing needs for working families in the area.

Earlier this month, Chapel Hill town manager Roger Stancil approved the permit for the affordable housing project, Greenfield Place.

The Town of Chapel Hill partnered with DHIC to bring the affordable rental units to the Ephesus-Fordham District on Legion Road next to the Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.

The development will include four apartment buildings with 80 rental units on almost six acres of land.

DHIC received low-income tax credits from the NC Housing and Finance Agency to assist with development and construction costs on its first project in Chapel Hill.

Construction of Greenfield Place is expected to begin in September of this year.

A second development plan called Greenfield Commons is being considered but has not yet been submitted to the town.

Greenfield Commons is expected to include 69 senior apartments on three and a half acres next to Greenfield Place.

Both affordable housing projects will include mitigation for storm water, sidewalks and improved streetscape along Legion Road.