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PORT HUENEME : Apartment Complex Renovation OKd

The Port Hueneme City Council on Monday approved a plan to rehabilitate a low-income apartment complex, while opening the door to increased federal rent subsidies for residents in the project.

The council’s 3-0 vote, with council members Toni Young and Ken Hess absent from the special meeting, allows the complex’s owner to begin refurbishing the 41-unit apartment complex at 680 Evergreen Lane.

A portion of the loan for the $177,000 project--$84,000--comes from federal rental rehabilitation funds. The remainder--about $93,000--will be funded with a loan from the city’s housing rehabilitation program.

The project also opens the door to residents who might qualify for federal rent subsidies or Section 8 status. The property is owned by 680 Evergreen Associates Ltd. of Oxnard.

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Community Development Director Tom Figg said most of the tenants in the complex would be eligible to apply for the rent assistance.


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