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More affordable housing coming to several NC cities

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

Families and older neighbors in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties could see more affordable housing choices in the coming years.

The N.C. Housing Finance Agency released the recipients of the funds earlier this month.

More than $22-million will be split among 33 counties.

The city of Salisbury received $700,000 for phase one of redevelopment in the West End. The plan calls for a mixed income community - 80 units of public and affordable housing.

"Salisbury has a critical need for both affordable housing and an extreme need for public housing units..we have waiting lists for units of public housing in Salisbury," City Planning Director Janet Gapen said. "We do hope this gives us a great deal of momentum going forward that this will help spur growth and revitalization of neighborhood."

City leaders call the Civic Park redevelopment a critical first piece to the overall plan. The goal is to add parks, rehab two historic school buildings in the area and provide space for youth programs and health and educational services.

The city council has already signed off on the deal.

There are plans to break ground early next year and complete construction by 2015.

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