Ypsilanti
10:51 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Ypsilanti City Council Approves Sale of Public Housing to Private Owner

Ypsilanti City Council Tuesday night approved the second and final reading of legislation to sell the city's remaining public housing stock to a private owner.  

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WEMU's Bob Eccles reports

The Ypsilanti Housing Commission will be a partner with the new owner.  

Zachary Fosler is the Housing Commission's Executive Director. He says having the public housing facilities under private ownership will make it easier for the properties to get the renovations and maintenance they need, since federal money for public housing improvements is no longer available.  

The Parkridge Homes Apartments will be torn down and re-built, while other public housing facilities will receive major renovations.