Federal grant in Auburn allows construction of affordable housing

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The Community Development Block Grant was approved in Auburn Wednesday.

The federal block grant allows the city to build a neighborhood with affordable housing. The neighborhood will be built in the northwest part of Auburn which was previously Northwest Village.

According to the city, they will negotiate contracts with construction crews and set up affordable loans for people to purchase homes.

Officials say this is not a way for the city to make money or become landlords. The project is to provide affordable housing.

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