LAGRANGE – When it comes to housing in LaGrange County, the free market hasn’t cut it.
The county has a shortage of apartments, single family homes and condominiums. Apartment owners keep waiting lists for their buildings. But the private sector hasn’t stepped up to fill the demand.
LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Bill Bradley and Gregg Todd of Farmer’s State Bank went before County Council this (Monday) morning with a proposal to hire a consultant – HPG Network – to conduct an eighteen month strategic housing plan.
Todd said the study would cost $70-thousand dollars. He asked the county to pick up half the cost. They will ask the towns to pick up 30% and private entities to cover 20%.
Council agreed to fund $35-thousand dollars once they determine a source of funding.
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