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South Bend announces new housing initiative

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The City of South Bend has announced a New Neighborhood Homes Initiative.

Monday, the City announced the Scattered Site Property request for proposals, as well as the South Bend Infill development RFP, as part of the New Neighborhood Homes Initiative.

The City says it’s part of South Bend’s continuing effort to help support its urban neighborhoods by introducing new housing, improving the quality of life, and promoting the market potential. Mayor James Mueller said he is proud of the Community Investment team for finding a creative way to address the housing needs.

Eligible proposals may request up to $750,000 in gap funding to support well-designed housing on vacant land in city neighborhoods.

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Charles U Farley November 15, 2022 at 1:54 pm

So South Bend attacked landlords, forced expensive repairs and upgrades on low rent properties (that turned them into high rent properties), and now they think spending tax dollars is going to fix the mess they created?

This is just silly.

Karen Delaney November 16, 2022 at 12:37 pm

Silly yes I agree. Although many vouchers are being given to the homeless people and people with low income.there are no low income landlords willing to accept the vouchers that are meant to help low income and homeless people find appropriate and affordable housing. They do not want to get involved with having to bring things up to code and spending money on such things like electrical, plumbing, and weatherization. In the past they’ve been able to just rent homes and apartments without much concern for various health and fire codes. Not having the proper maintenance done. The vouchers require landlords to have their rentals up to code and weatherization done prior to placing renters into the houses or apartments. Which leads to more work and money for the landlords. So even though low income families are recieving vouchers there’s no one accepting them. I myself have had 2 vouchers and applied for a third I remain homeless.


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