Dane County executive announces $2 million for affordable housing

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Thursday that the new Affordable Housing Development Fund is available for community members to apply, according to a release.

The release said the fund targets seniors, ex-offenders reentering the community, persons with disabilities, homeless veterans and the chronically homeless.

“My goal as county executive is to ensure all of our citizens have access to all that Dane County has to offer, including affordable housing.” said Parisi. “The Affordable Housing Development Fund is another important step we are taking to find solutions to our current housing challenges.”

According to the release, the Dane County Board of supervisors approved the fund last fall, and the purpose is to encourage development of affordable housing in the county by using the fund’s money to leverage additional funds.