Delta Housing Authority expects to have tenants occupying its 32-unit Phase II Villas at the Bluff by June 2015.
Director Jo Rosenquist is hoping that to help reach that goal the Board of County Commissioners will contribute $25,000 in cash to the project's total funding package estimated at $6.5 million.
Rosenquist made the request for funding during a presentation at the commissioners' regular meeting on Nov. 18.
The county's contribution would be used to deal with irrigation and groundwater issues that have occurred at the DHA's housing development site, Rosenquist explained.
The 32 new units planned in the Villas at the Bluff second phase will include units with one, two and three bedrooms.
The units are "income qualified and rent controlled," Rosenquist said.
Occupant qualification is based on income compared with the Delta County "average median income" of $42,000 per year for a family of four, Rosenquist said. Depending on family size, income levels between $13,000 and $32,000 could qualify for occupancy, she said.
A housing-needs assessment completed last year showed a shortage of 200 "affordable" housing units in Delta County over the next 10 years, Rosenquist said. Delta County is currently home to four affordable housing developments financed at least in part under programs of the Colorado Housing Finance Authority.
DHA has a waiting list of 37 families for its current 48 units. Those who think they may qualify are encouraged to apply. The phone number is 874-7266 ext. 2.blog comments powered by Disqus