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Ann Arbor City Council To Discuss Affordable Housing Millage Tonight

Jul 20, 2020

Ann Arbor’s city council will discuss Monday night placing an affordable housing millage proposal on the November general election ballot.  


The city is considering a 20-year millage to help build 140 affordable housing units a year.  The one mill is expected to generate about $6.5 million during its first year.  City Council Member Elizabeth Nelson from the fourth ward says properties on West Washington Street and Catherine Street are being considered by the city for potential affordable housing sites. 

Council Member Elizabeth Nelson: The revenue from this millage could be used to support exciting new developments that have already been evaluated or are sort of in the pipeline from our housing commission.

A recent study commissioned by the Partners for Affordable Housing revealed that 77% of voters in Ann Arbor would support an affordable housing millage.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu