Deadline for House Lottery Nears

Only four applications have been received so far for the 78 Anthony St. house that will be given to a lucky lottery winner at the next East Providence City Council meeting on Dec. 18.

East Providence has received four applications so far for the completely renovated home on Anthony Street that will be sold for $130,000 after a lottery drawing on Dec. 18.

"The odds are pretty good," said City Manager Peter Graczykowski Tuesday evening after the City Council meeting.

"You don't have to live in East Providence," he said. "It's open to anyone within this region."

New Mayor James Briden announced at the first City Council meeting over which he presided that the community development office asked him to mention that the deadline for applications is just two weeks away, Dec. 14.

The completely renovated, two-story single-family home is located at 78 Anthony St. The home includes in its 1,592 square feet of living space: 3 bedrooms, 1-½ baths, a laundry area on the second floor, an eat-in kitchen, full-sized dining and living rooms, high-efficiency gas heating and windows, fully insulated walls and ceiling, and a back yard with off-street parking.

You must meet federal income guidelines and be pre-qualified for financing. The city will take only 40 applications. It's a long way from that number right now.

East Providence purchased the abandoned house out of foreclosure about 15 months ago for $110,000. It then spent $100,000 in state-managed federal funds to renovate it.

See the YouTube video to take a virtual tour of the property.

Click here if you want to see a slide show of the property.  

Click here to get your information packet

Click here to get your application.

Remember. The deadline for applications is next Friday, Dec. 14.


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