‘Life changing’: Catawba Co. provides families with homes through affordable housing initiative

HICKORY, N.C. — Six families in Hickory will soon be moving into new homes as part of an affordable housing initiative in Catawba County.

The city of Hickory partnered with a Charlotte company to help families find a way to own their first homes.

“Rent was going up so we started looking. It was a mad dash. We had three months until the lease was up. This is a life-changing opportunity,” father Carmelo Priolo said.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Dave Faherty went to the ribbon cutting Wednesday where he spoke with families and found out more about the project.

(WATCH BELOW: Habitat for Humanity uses city ordinance to help build affordable housing)