City Council Discussed Funds for Low Income Housing Project Near Meadow Ridge
NORFOLK - The Norfolk City Council, Tuesday night, debated approving $145,000 to be used for a low income housing tax credit program by the Norfolk Housing Development Corporation for a low income housing project in the Meadow Ridge Subdivision. The city administration said that these funds are specifically ear marked for low income housing in Meadow Ridge and cannot be used for infrastructure. City Administrator Shane Weidner said that the city currently has a need for housing at all levels.
Weidner: "Housing is a big topic of discussion in the City of Norfolk, I think in many communities across northeast Nebraska, at the end of the day I think we all try to put together all the pieces of the puzzle that improve housing in our community for low income, moderate, to high income."
The funds in question would be used as part of a grant application process toward a $4 million project for new housing near the Meadow Ridge Apartments. The Norfolk City Council approved this on a vote of 6-0 with council member Thad Murren abstaining from the vote.
The Norfolk Housing Agency is set to continue the discussion of the project during a meeting this coming Thursday.