8,100 Housing Units Coming Through Salisbury’s “Here is Home” Program


Home construction is picking up in Salisbury through the city’s “Here is Home” housing program.
According to Mayor Jake Day, the incentive-initiative will result in 8,100 new housing units over the next five years. The proposed construction represents a $1.4-billion expansion of Salisbury’s $800-million existing residential base.
Single-family and multi-family homes, duplexes, townhouse apartments, condos, and assisted- and senior living residences – as well as group home settings – are all being proposed.

“Salisbury has already seen the benefit of successful construction incentives,” Day said. “5 years ago, in partnership with the City Council, we implemented an impact fee moratorium that became the mainspring for the development of Hunter’s Crest – the first new home development inside city limits in over a decade. What we’re seeing today, with the overwhelming success of the Here is Home incentive, is that same approach writ large – even more incentive in an even hotter market.”
Many fees for connections, permits and other services are being waived provided that the residential units are underway no later than October 2023.
“Here is Home” was announced six months ago, and demand for housing in Salisbury has continued to rise.

“Right now, there’s a newly recruited internal medicine doctor at Tidal Health, making a great salary with a bright future ahead, signing the mortgage paperwork for their new home in Milton, Delaware, because after 4 months of searching, no house came available in Salisbury. The jobs are here. The culture is here. The recreation, the opportunity – right here. The overwhelming success of the Here is Home housing expansion incentive is proof positive that the market is ready to meet the demand, and the City of Salisbury is going to make sure that happens,” Day added.

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