The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

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December 8, 2012

Conceptual stage

Plans proceed to move centralized public housing to mixed-income sites

(Continued)

DANVILLE —

FYI

A 2011 American Marketing Services, Inc. study found the following deficiencies in local housing: 466 units of affordable subsidized family housing; a deficit of 1,068 units of family tax-credit units; a deficit of 308 deeply subsidized senior units in the market; and a potential deficit of up to 844 senior tax-credit units. This amounts to a 2,686 unit deficit of affordable housing in the community.

Other DHA stats: DHA has 527 possible public housing units, but 38 are exempt; recently, 464 units have been occupied. Section 8 vouchers issued have been reduced due to available funding. In March, DHA had 527 Section 8 vouchers issued. The number declined to 378 vouchers issued in October. In October 2011, 420 vouchers were issued.

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