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City works with Washington for housing

June 8, 2007


Ashburn --  Developers are stepping forward as the city of Ashburn moves to provide more affordable housing. The city is already clearing land for a developer interested in building an $80,000 home.

Ashburn city leaders are working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help people who meet certain income guidelines afford their own home.

They're already getting interest from developers.  "This particular piece of dirt is a piece of dirt that was in the city's inventory," said Ashburn City Manager Ben Taylor. "What the council did last night was transferred this to our newly created downtown development authority who will then in turn sell this parcel to a developer for low to moderate income housing."

With monetary assistance from the government, who ever qualifies for the home would probably pay about $450 a month on a 30 year mortgage.

Ashburn city leaders hope to have 30 affordable homes built by the end of the year.

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