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New Study Reveals That Ann Arbor Voters Would Support An Affordable Housing Millage

Jul 13, 2020

A new survey reveals that 77% of voters in Ann Arbor would support an affordable housing millage if it appeared on a local ballot.  

The study was commissioned by the Partners for Affordable Housing, a coalition of nonprofits and concerned citizens interested in creating more affordable housing in Ann Arbor.  Amanda Carlisle is the executive director of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance and says 400 households were surveyed at random over the phone regarding a hypothetical 1 mill proposal.

Amanda Carlisle: We estimate that the millage would raise approximately $6.3 million per year for a 20-year period.  And that it would support the development of approximately 1,500 units in affordable housing.

The City of Ann Arbor is considering placing an affordable housing millage proposal on the November ballot.  The results of the survey will be sent to city council.

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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