Midland Requests Proposals From Nonprofits To Build Affordable Housing

The Midland City Council voted Tuesday to request help from non-profit organizations for the creation of low-income housing.
MIDLAND, TX -- The Midland City Council voted Tuesday to request help from non-profit organizations for the creation of low-income housing. 

“We’ve got people that move into Midland, and they come seeking job opportunities.  But unfortunately the housing – it’s just not available,” said David Diaz, Executive Director of the Midland Community Development Corporation.

Diaz also said, “We just completed a 96-unit apartment complex in March of this year, and as soon as it was completed it was 100 percent occupied.”

The city receives community development block grants to create and maintain housing.  That money gives the city an opportunity to request proposals from non-profits.  The city can then accept or reject the proposals. 

Diaz said it will take time before the city can reduce the housing shortage.

“The nonprofits just can't keep up with the demand,” Diaz said.  “There’s only so much that nonprofits can build.”

(Information from permianbasin360.com)
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