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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 09:30 PM

Citing Budget Woes, Cooper Slashes Latest Round Of Affordable Housing Grants

Mayor John Cooper announced a new round of grants for affordable housing projects on Tuesday through the Barnes Housing Trust, which helps Nashville nonprofits build low-cost apartments in the city. But citing budget shortfalls, the Mayorís office is awarding just half of what itís been in previous years.

Last spring then-mayor David Briley awarded nearly $10 million dollars to local nonprofits to build affordable housing. A year before that it was closer to $11 million.

But due to fiscal troubles, Mayor John Cooper is giving only a partial round of $5 million across seven organizations, which he says will help the city create 549 units of affordable housing.

In a statement, the Mayorís office said it hoped to back an additional round of grants in the spring, if the budget allows.

Read more: https://wpln.org/post/citing-budget-woes-cooper-slashes-latest-round-of-affordable-housing-grants/

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