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Jefferson City Council approves three proposals for affordable housing


The Jefferson City Council approved three proposals for affordable housing at its Tuesday night meeting.

Council members discussed three proposals to rebuild affordable housing after the tornado that hit Jefferson City in May 2019. The storm destroyed more than 150 homes.

Officials say 95% of the homes destroyed by the tornado were rental homes.

The city plans to replace a third of the homes lost, according to officials.

Mayor Carrie Tergin would also send letters to the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Missouri Housing Development Commission. This would allow the developers to pursue low tax income credits to help fund the construction of the homes.

The developers expect to have multiple renderings of housing, including Stronghold Landing, the proposed housing in the above pictures.

The city anticipates a 16-plex located at 5011 Old Lohman Rd. in Jefferson City.

The city says once the developments are built, the city expects to add 130 apartments or duplex units for those in need of affordable housing.

Officials said multiple developments would be available to residents at up to 30 to 60% below the area median income.

On Tuesday night Marry Tergin said she expects the affordable housing to not only benefit low-income families.

"It's not only low income, that may be the name of the tax credit buts it's also for working families and thats something thats important to know that it is a mixture. And it is for those that are making pretty substantial income levels. It's really something that will help those that are working. That will help our economy it will help growth, it will help development," said Mayor Tergin.

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