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Mennonite Housing looking for buyers for eight houses in northeast Wichita

Mennonite Housing has a deal for someone: a new house at 36 percent off.

The nonprofit housing group is seeking buyers for eight homes in Wichita's McAdams neighborhood.

The new houses are sold at deep discount to low-income buyers in low-income neighborhoods because of government grants, said Andy Bias, president of Mennonite Housing.

Mennonite Housing buys the land and builds the house for $110,000, he said. Because of government grants issued by the city of Wichita, the house is sold for about $70,000.

There may be other financial assistance, as well, Bias said. Also, the buyer may have to contribute time to Mennonite Housing work as part of the purchase price.

The eight ranch-style houses have three bedrooms and two baths, with full basements, new kitchen appliances and attached two-car garages. The basement can be finished for another bedroom for an additional cost.

The houses are clustered in an area between Murdock, Mosley, 13th and I-135.

They are at 1325 N. Cleveland, 828 N. Ohio, 1341 N. Cleveland, 843 N. Ohio, 1222 N. Cleveland, 1140 N. Ohio, 1015 N. Indiana and 1146 N. Ohio.

Mennonite Housing has built 27 such houses in the McAdams neighborhood over the past three years, said Lou Confessori, project manager for Mennonite Housing.

Bias said he wants to fill the houses to demonstrate to the community the value of the program at a time when governments are talking of cutting funds for housing.

If interested, call Confessori at Mennonite Housing at 316-942-4848.

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