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ORANGE : Group to Develop Housing Is Created

The Redevelopment Agency has created a nonprofit corporation to develop housing for low- and moderate-income residents.

The Orange Housing Development Corp. will be funded initially with $400,000 in Redevelopment Agency money, and will later seek foundation grants and donations from the private sector.

Most of the first year’s budget will be used for start-up costs, with $100,000 going for housing project expenses.

The budget for the second year of operation is estimated to be about $1 million, with $600,000 designated for projects.

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The corporation will work with developers and city and local agencies to create and maintain affordable housing to benefit such groups as first-time home buyers, senior citizens and the disabled.


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