Increasing Housing Diversity In A College Town

An East Lansing mixed-income plan to lure homeowners and young families back into the city faces mounting opposition.
August 20, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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If HUD approves a loan, East Lansing will build six townhouse condominiums at the north end of the street and 12 condominium flats in two- and three-story buildings at the south end.

In between would be 21 single-family homes. Housing unit prices would range from $120,000 to $250,000, and they would have deed restrictions prohibiting them from being used as rental units.

Thirty percent of the homes would be available to people who qualify for home-buying assistance through East Lansing Housing and Neighborhood Services.

The site was chosen because of its proximity to schools, downtown and Michigan State University.

Thanks to Bob Karrow

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Published on Thursday, August 19, 2004 in The Courier-Journal

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