Nevada City City Council got their first look at a proposed affordable housing project that, if approved, will add fifty-six one, two, and three bedroom units in the lot on Ridge Road between Zion Street and Searls Avenue.
Nevada County Director of Housing and Community Services, Mike Dent, say the project is possible because of funding that is available becasue of losses caused by the Wind Complex Fire in 2017. Dent says there is $400,000 dollars for Nevada County to put towards an identified project. Recently the county also learned about a Disaster Relief Tax Credit program that will allow Nevada County to access several milion dollars of resources.
The proposed project is a parternship with the Regional Housing Authority, and a number of agencies and reputable architecture firms. Laurie Doyle, with Affordable Housing Development Corporation (AHDC) , says Nevada County is in a good position to receive approval, but the opportunity will not last long.
If everything goes according to plan, the units could be ready to live in by Summer of 2022.
The agenda item was a presentation, so discussion was limited and no action was taken.
A public meeting regarding the project is set for May 26.