Friday, June 8, 2007

Priority #1 - Affordable Housing in Fayetteville

Adam Wallworth's article in today's Northwest Arkansas Times reports that Alderman Lioneld Jordan's persistent advocacy for affordable housing has made it the top priority for the City Council agenda for the next six months, with a decision set for Dec. 31.

City staff will be making a policy recommendation in three weeks for providing housing options for people who make 60-80 percent of the median income, said Gary Dumas, director of operations. He said there will be a second phase for affordable housing that will address housing options for people with incomes that are 30-60 percent of the median income.

Ward 2 Alderman Nancy Allen was especially interested in the priority. ”We need to quit talking and do it, ” she said.

We agree.

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