Grand Junction City Council wants to be part of the solution when it comes to the need for more affordable housing. That's why they've allocated nearly $500,000 to the Housing Authority to help.
Wednesday night the city council voted to unanimously give $260,000 toward the purchase of 6.6 acres of land at 28 1/4 and Patterson Roads. That's where the Housing Authority plans to build 122 apartments for those with low and moderate incomes.
City council also gave the Housing Authority another $120,000 to help them buy a little less than an acre of land and buildings at 1262 and 1282 Bookcliff Avenue. At that site they plan to restore a five unit apartment building, and demolish an existing house to build 8 to 10 one to two bedroom units for older clients.
In all, the Housing Authority plans to build roughly 144 affordable units. The units are expected to be completed in the next 2 1/2 years.