DETROIT (AP) (3/12/2018) - A $250 million fund is being established to preserve 10,000 affordable housing units across Detroit neighborhoods and develop 2,000 new units in targeted areas.
Mayor Mike Duggan's office says $50 million in grants, $50 million in public money and $150 million in low-interest borrowing will comprise the Affordable Housing Leverage Fund.
Duggan says Monday in a release that preserving and creating affordable housing is the cornerstone of Detroit's growth strategy.
He adds that "affordable housing offers stability for the city's low-income residents and provides options to households at a range of incomes in all neighborhoods."
More than 1,700 affordable housing units have been preserved in Detroit since 2015.
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3/12/2018 10:57:22 AM (GMT -4:00)