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Friday, September 23, 2011

Money for Housing

Goderich | by Dianne Colgan  

Huron County shuffles money to finalize budget for Maple Tree Housing project.

Huron County is shuffling some money around to get the final budget for the Maple Tree Affordable Housing project in Goderich.

Housing Services Manager Barb Hall says the budget will be around 900-thousand dollars to get the work completed on the Nelson Street building.

While the County has already given 350-thousand dollars to the project -- which was matched by the province -- Hall says they needed to find another 200-thousand dollars.

She says the County had given roughly that amount to build affordable apartments in Clinton -- the building then burned down last year, so they done some creative accounting and are shifting that amount to the Maple Tree project.

Hall says once everything is signed off on by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and the funding decision is ratified by council they can start to finish off the project.

She says the work was already tendered and since it was pushed back, the County will have to wait on the contractor to see what schedule it can be done on.


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