The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber has formally endorsed an affordable housing millage that Ann Arbor voters will see on the November ballot.
The one-mill is expected to generate $6.5 million a year for the next 20 years and help develop about 1,500 affordable housing units. The chamber is supporting the millage because affordable housing plays a major role in the success of local businesses. Andy LaBarre is the executive vice-president.
Andy LaBarre: If you can’t provide housing options for your workforce as a whole, there’s problems there. And it’s a challenge in terms of talent, both attraction and retention.
The proposed affordable housing units would be reserved for low-income individuals and families who make less than 60% of the Ann Arbor area median income.
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