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Housing Section :: Page 6
Villagers offered a robust show of community support for Village Council’s proposed affordable housing project at Council’s meeting Monday, March 21, when Council unanimously approved moving ahead with the first of three steps for the housing project.
There are no legal obstacles to the Village pursuing its current affordable housing project, according to Village Law Director John Chambers
In a discussion of a proposed affordable housing development at Village Council’s Feb. 22 meeting, some villagers spoke in support of the potential public/private partnership to build four permanently-affordable homes.
This week a Friends Care Community task force announced plans to sell the Barr property, which the Morgan Family Foundation had gifted to the care center in November.
As the News winds down its series on affordable housing, it seems appropriate to look at other communities that have taken steps toward addressing a need for affordable housing.
While the majority of homes sold in the village each year are existing structures, new construction continues to add housing stock to the village. And even during this construction off-season, interest is picking up for new housing.
In Village Council’s first discussion of a draft agreement for a proposed affordable housing project at its Jan. 3 meeting, Council was urged to require from the developer tighter energy efficient building practices than currently specified.
Home building may not be his primary career, but Yellow Springs electronics distributor Roy Eastman is no novice either, as he has spent the last several years researching energy-efficient building and retrofitting his company’s office.
Increasing local students means increasing local families, and while the village appears to provide a home for families at a variety of income levels, more housing in general could help to generate a school district population that is more sustainable.
Four area residents team up to preserve the historic home on the corner of Xenia Avenue and Herman Street, where an open house is slated to take place sometime early next year.