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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Funding Available for Construction of Affordable Housing

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The Town of Windsor is announcing the availability of up to $1.1 million dollars from the Town’s Inclusionary Housing Fund to assist with the development of affordable housing units within town limits.  Funds in the Inclusionary Housing Fund come from “in-lieu” housing fees paid by developers of market-rate housing projects pursuant to the Town’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.  This Ordinance requires developers to either construct affordable housing units as part of their project, or pay a defined inclusionary housing in-lieu fee.  Collected in-lieu housing fees are deposited into the Inclusionary Housing Fund, which is then used to assist with the preservation of existing affordable housing units and to assist with the development of new affordable housing units. 

Applications for funding are being accepted through Monday, April 24, 2017.  Eligible projects include: construction or acquisition of permanent for-sale affordable housing and affordable rental housing; acquisition of land to provide local sites for the purpose of development of affordable housing; or the provision of transitional housing.

A “Notice of Funding Availability” detailing application requirements, the criteria that will be used for evaluating applications, and important dates is available on the Town’s website:

https://www.townofwindsor.com/DocumentCenter/View/19578

Interested persons should contact the Town’s Community Development Director Ken MacNab by phone at (707) 838-5335 or by email at kmacnab@townofwindsor.com, for additional information.    

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