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Busting seven myths about affordable housing in Fresno County

When the board of the Fresno Housing Authority was debating a proposed 60-unit affordable housing project on Willow and Alluvial avenues in Clovis in March 2019, a commissioner opposed the plan, stating “there are more, better areas for diversity and our residents to feel like they are in the right place.” 

…And while not all affordable housing is higher-density — and not all high-density housing is affordable, many affordable housing developers try to build as many units as allowed on a site to lower development costs per unit, according to Greg Chin, a housing finance consultant with the California Housing Partnership Corporation….

…To qualify for financial assistance from state and federal grant programs, developers have to build in a substantive maintenance budget, said Chin, with the California Housing Partnership Corporation…