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Articles About affordable housing
Those wanting to operate an Airbnb on a property where they don’t live can no longer do so. And those who already have an Airbnb where they don’t live will be subject to annual fees of $2,000 and regular background checks.
In her first Village Council meeting on Jan. 6, new Council Member Laura Curliss questioned the Village’s stated goals related to housing.
A proposed 54-unit affordable senior housing rental project in Yellow Springs has not been funded — yet. Home, Inc. and its development partner, St. Mary Development Corporation, received word last week that they had not been awarded federal tax credits for the local senior apartment building, by far the largest project of its kind undertaken by Home, Inc.
How hard is it to find an affordable, accessible rental in Yellow Springs? Ask Nick Cunningham, a medal-winning Paralympic athlete and the current president of the Village’s Human Relations Commission, or HRC.
Village Council addressed several possible strategies for addressing housing needs in Yellow Springs.
At Village Council’s May 7 meeting, Council gave verbal approval to the Housing Advisory Group to move ahead with efforts to address local housing needs.
At Village Council’s Feb. 5 meeting, Council members united around creating a housing plan as one of the 2018 Council goals.
Yellow Springs is expected to grow in upcoming years at a more rapid rate than surrounding areas. To accommodate that growth, the village needs more housing than it currently has.
Yellow Springs has significant gaps in its current housing stock and the housing its citizens will need in upcoming years.
Finding an affordable place to live in Yellow Springs can be a challenge. That’s a conclusion reached by Mills Lawn fourth graders as part of a project-based learning unit.