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(c) 2015 Neighborhood Housing Services of Toledo, Inc. dba NeighborWorks(r) TOLEDO REGION. All rights reserved.

Cherry Legacy Homes, LLC.



In 2014, NeighborWorks Toledo Region completed a

40-unit, single family, affordable home, infill housing

project known as Legacy Homes. Consisting of seven,

historically sensitive house designs ranging from 1,328

to 1,800 square feet, twenty-eight houses have full

basements, the remaining twelve are slab-on-grade.

A clustered development, this scattered site project

allows residents interested in becoming homeowners an affordable option. Forty thousand dollars has been set aside for down payment assistance, once residents become eligible at the conclusion of the tax credit period. Additionally, the homes are designed to allow residents to age-in-place, with at least one bedroom and one full bath located on the first floor. The project was completed with unprecedented energy efficient systems:


  • Factory cast foundation wall panels lined with closed-cell foam insulation giving basement walls an R-12.5 value


  • Panelized exterior walls containing an energy-efficient barrier to keep moisture out and reduce air leakage


  • Engineered truss system


  • R-50 blown in insulation above all flat ceilings, R-21 kraft-faced insulation in exterior stud walls


  • Sealed loop hydronic heating system combined with an air handler to provide instant-response home heating


  • On demand water heating system with constant hot water recirculation to reduce overall hot water usage


  • Low/No VOC paint


  • Flooring certified Green Seal/Green Seal Plus


  •  Energy Star appliances


  • Energy Star fixtures with CFL bulbs


Utilizing the systems above, every house received an Energy Star v3.0, 5 Stars Plus Certificate. Additionally, an industry standard index which calculates a home’s energy efficiency and assigns a score, known as a HERS score, was performed by a third party energy rater. The lower the score, the more efficient the structure is. A typical new home today, scores 100 on the index. All project homes scored between 40-50, with an overall average of 42.