A townhome development in the Farish Street Historic District celebrated Wednesday in recognition of winning gold at the National Association of Home Builders’ International Show in Orlando.

A morning ceremony at the development’s community center at 203 Monument Street included Gov. Phil Bryant presenting a proclamation noting the achievement.

Chartre Companies/Mid-Housing Foundation’s Helm Place won in the 2016 “Best of America Living Gold Award” for the Best Affordable Single Family-Attached Housing category. The development also won the Home Builders Association of Mississippi 2016 best new construction multifamily development in the state.

The development consists of 88 newly constructed, single-family homes that measure 1,520 square feet. They contain three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms with an enclosed two-car garage. In addition residents have access to a 4,000 square-foot community center.

Helm Place joins the Jackson Medical Mall and Timber Falls Subdivision on the list of developments that Chartre Consulting has worked on in the Capital City.

According to a report on The Mississippi Link about the development’s opening, Helm Place benefited from a Mississippi Home Corporation tax credit. The homes will be rented to low income residents. After a period of fifteen years, residents are allowed to purchase the home at a $50,000 fully financed price.

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