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Another meeting on housing needs in Seneca County slated for October 14th

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The Seneca County Department of Planning & Community Development and Seneca County Housing Coalition will hold another round of community meetings to discuss housing issues.

This time the session will take place at the Seneca Falls Community Center in Seneca Falls.

It’s slated for October 14th at 5:30 p.m.

Seneca County received a CDBG community planning grant from New York State Homes and Community Renewal to complete a Housing Needs Assessment. The assessment will examine issues of affordability, availability, and access to housing in Seneca County while also examining economic and demographic trends as it emerges from the pandemic.

“Housing was identified as a priority area in the 2019 Seneca County Economic Development Strategy and the Covid-19 Pandemic only intensified concerns of housing availability. The Housing Needs Assessment project is the first step in taking a proactive approach in housing development,” Jill Henry, Director of Seneca County Planning said in a release.

When completed, the assessment will provide important information and recommendations for the county and the broader community to consider.

“Access to safe, decent, and affordable housing has been a long running concern in Seneca County, which the pandemic has only made worse. Seneca Housing and the Housing Coalition are excited to participate in the upcoming meeting,” Melissa Nesbit, Executive Director of Seneca Housing Inc. and Co-Chair of the Seneca County Housing Coalition added.

The session will be open to the public at 35 Water Street in Seneca Falls.

More from the last housing session held in Seneca County last month