Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing is asking the Logan Municipal Council to help stave off budget cuts proposed by the steering committee that allocates Community Development Block Grant money for the so-called “Welcome Home” program. Director Kim Datwyler says it would mean reducing the number of families getting into a home from 12 or 13 down to six families. “One of the reasons that works well,” Datwyler explains, “is if someone is facing foreclosure in Logan there is a pool of buyers that are interested in an affordable home that they can move into, they can love, they can improve. Whereas new housing has traditionally been too expensive for them.” On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday, Datwyler said her agency will write a letter to the councilmembers asking them to reconsider when they vote on the issue at the next council meeting. She says, unfortunately, other funding sources have dried up because of the downturn in the economy.
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