As Grand Island continues to grow, the need for affordable housing becomes essential to accommodate new and existing people in the community.
One company looking to help address the need for affordable housing is Ascentia Real Estate Investment Co., which owns and manages both West Park Plaza and Kingswood Estate in Grand Island.
Ken Sanders is the community manager for both West Park and Kingswood. He said there will be an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 219 Melody Lane (West Park Plaza) in Grand Island.
The open house is to show the public the new rentals the company has acquired to provide more affordable housing.
Sanders said Ascentia added 20 rentals last year and 10 so far this year at West Park.
“We want to showcase the homes and the properties,” Sanders said.
Aimee White, district manager for Ascentia, said the company’s mission is to serve the “working families of America by proving the best housing value in the country.”
Ascentia has properties in seven different states, including mobile home rental properties in Grand Island and Lincoln.
“The American dream is built on housing, and opportunity starts at home,” White said. “We are passionate about providing the highest-caliber homes and communities at a price that most people can afford. West Park is an Ascentia community and we are proud to part of the Grand Island community.”
Sanders said affordable housing is “something that will fit into someone’s budget giving them the best value possible.”
The properties are unfurnished but include appliances, and clients sign a one-year lease.
The program to provide affordable housing at both West Park and Kingswood has been a success, Sanders said.
“Over the past five years, we have brought in 105 homes,” Sanders said. “It has been a very successful program.”
Each property is a…