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Supervisors advance measures to address housing shortage in Seneca County

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Amid growing concerns over limited housing for all income brackets in Seneca County, the Board of Supervisors took decisive action in their recent meeting.

The Finger Lakes Times reports the board unanimously voted to endorse the findings from a study executed by High Road Community Planning & Analytics of Tonawanda.

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Funded by a Community Development Block Grant, the study, finalized in July, delved into various market conditions, using a blend of demographic, economic, and household data to gain insights and chart projections.

Central to the report’s findings was the assertion that housing and economic development should be treated with equivalent priority due to their interdependent nature.

One of the report’s recommendations was the creation of a standing committee dedicated to housing. This committee would then lead the formation of a housing task force, focused on devising a comprehensive housing strategy. Financial provisions for these proposed initiatives are to be integrated into the county’s 2024 Planning and Community Development Department budget.