On November 8, the Monroe County Commissioners signed a letter of intent with Habitat to transfer ownership / development control of 84 county-owned acres.
Darryl Neher shared, “We have pockets where we can build out housing of all types. Habitat houses, tiny homes, container homes, paired housing, multi-family housing. And this is the dream, a truly integrated multi-income neighborhood of affordability that gets people out of homelessness, and giving them a ladder to climb into their stable family home.”
According to Monroe County Commissioner Julie Thomas, “We see this as an opportunity for a true community partnership and the chance to create something innovative and bold. The idea is unlike we have ever seen here, and that makes the project truly a great one.”
“This property was going to be a jail,” Neher said. “No more. This is going to house families.”
Read more about the announcement in The Herald-Times HERE.
Read the editorial on the proposal titled ‘Habitat’s use of county land makes sense’ in The Herald-Times HERE.
Coverage by Fox59 can be found HERE.
A story by rtv6 and Derrik Thomas can be viewed HERE.
For additional comment please call the Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County office at: 812-331-4069.