Edinburg TX nixes proposed low-income housing development | edinburg, income, low – TheMonitor.com

[THIS ARTICLE POINTS OUT FUNDAMENTAL FAIR HOUSING ISSUES IN TEXAS’ QUALIFIED ALLOCATION PLAN REQUIREMENT FOR CITY FINANCIAL SUPPORT & STATE SENATOR/REP LETTERS (WHICH YOU CAN’T GET WITHOUT CITY COUNCIL SUPPORT]

A proposed 92-unit, affordable living apartment complex was scrapped this week after residents who live in surrounding neighborhoods complained about its impact on traffic, noise and crime.

More than 60 petitions against the development were delivered to the City Council protesting Los Mesquites Apartments, a gated community with rents ranging from $300 to $635 monthly that would have qualified for low-income housing tax credits. But residents who live in subdivisions surrounding the proposed site at 2233 S. Tourist Drive complained that the apartment complex was an improper fit amid rows of houses.

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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