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County pumps up affordable housing efforts with infusion of money


TAVARES – Lake County commissioners on Tuesday  unanimously approved changes to the county’s affordable housing program that will use state funding to pay impact fees for low-cost housing programs like Habitat for Humanity.

In addition, the board increased its overall affordable housing budget by 5 percent, or $195,907, for homeless rehousing. That money would pay costs to get homeless people into rental housing.

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