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Wayne County launches second round of housing rehab funding

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Wayne County, in collaboration with The Housing Council at PathStone, the Newark and Geneva Housing Authorities, announced a new phase of funding to improve section 8 housing. This effort aims to assist landlords in rehabilitating smaller properties to meet health and safety standards, ensuring they qualify for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The initiative follows a 2021 study highlighting the need for more affordable and safe housing options in the area.

With an initial investment of $225,000 from Enterprise Community Partners, the program enters its second phase with $245,000 starting March 2024. This funding helps landlords upgrade their properties, covering critical repairs to meet strict housing criteria. The first round saw over 15 landlords benefit, making significant improvements to properties, including roofs and windows, enhancing the living conditions and efficiency of the housing stock.

The program’s success stories, like that of Paul Devlin, a landlord in Lyons, underline its impact. Devlin’s pre-1940 properties received crucial repairs through the funding, addressing safety concerns and improving tenant living spaces. Wayne County encourages interested landlords to learn more about this beneficial program and apply for funding to contribute to the region’s affordable housing solutions.

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