City Council endorses proposed housing project

December 11, 1996

The Taneytown City Council has endorsed a proposed housing project for people whose incomes are too low to permit them to make down payments on homes.

The Western Maryland Interfaith Housing Coalition project lets people help build their future homes, trading their labor for down payments.

The council approved a letter of support for the project without discussion at its meeting Monday.

The coalition hopes to build 18 houses on four acres of donated property. The houses will be financed with low-interest loans through Rural Development, formerly the Farmers Home Administration.

Gail Wilson, the coalition's local representative, said the council's letter of support will become part of the coalition's application for financing.

The coalition will have an informational meeting on the project at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Taneytown City Hall, 17 E. Baltimore St.

Families are encouraged to apply.

Information: 775-7114 or (301) 662-4225.

Pub Date: 12/11/96

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