Residents Clamor for Expanded Notification of Affordable Housing Projects in Texas

Michael E. Young reports that residents are upset about notification regarding the approval of two subsidized housing projects in the city of McKinney, located on the edge of the Dallas metropolitan area.
July 7, 2014, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The projects share a name — Millennium — and a road — McKinney Ranch Parkway, though they’re separated by 2.7 miles. The first, Millennium 1, is in the early stages of construction where Silverado Parkway slices into McKinney Ranch. The second awaits approval of tax incentives by the state before construction begins near U.S. 75 and the Sam Rayburn Tollway," reports Young.

"City , [sic] state and school officials knew about both long before residents had an inkling [about the projects]," according to Young.

"The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs administers the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program that helps build almost all subsidized housing. It requires that property owners within 200 feet of the proposed development be notified. But the nearest single-family neighbors are outside that boundary."

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Published on Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Dallas News
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