In other news Monday, Rusty Wysocki, the owner of Rusty Wysocki Building Co., asked the council to preserve the city's affordable housing program in the face of a staff suggestion to eliminate incentives for developers.
...Wysocki, a member of a city task force that put the program together, said the program hasn't had a very long history so it's hard to say that it's been ineffective.
One thing is for sure, he
said: Developers striving to reach the $132,250 goal have managed to build homes in the $175,000 range.That's allowed families who already owned homes in the $80,000 range to take a step up to a better house, he
said, which means there's one more $80,000 home available for the first-time homebuyer.