Affordable Housing Plans in Columbia Causing Controversy


affordable housing2Residents in the lakeside community of Chapin were adamant last week about not wanting a proposed affordable housing development in their town, but the project is just one of several proposed for the Midlands area.

The Chapin project calls for a 48-unit low-income apartment complex, but residents have said they don’t want apartments of any kind in their town. Approximately 150 people spoke out against the development at a town hall meeting on April 6 saying the development would put too much strain on the town’s infrastructure and schools.

In addition to the controversial Chapin project, three development projects proposed for the Irmo area and one proposed in Columbia are among 42 applications pending before the state Housing Finance & Development Authority. Developers from Columbia and the Atlanta area have requested tax credits for their projects through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC).


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