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Subsidized housing in Perrysburg to seek federal funding

PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Perrysburg city council debated whether or not to endorse a subsidized senior housing project at their meeting Tuesday.

The endorsement passed with a 4-3 vote. This means the property owners of Harbor Town Place have the city's support to ask the federal government for subsidized money to help fund their project.

The housing complex would be for residents ages 55 and up, and would contain 69 independent-living units. It is expected to cost $16-17 million.

Those for the project say it will bring jobs and affordable senior housing to the city. Those against it say it is not needed in Perrysburg.

"I was very frustrated to vote," Council Member Todd Grayson said. "Our government is broke, we're $17 trillion in debt, and now we're going to be taking $1,200-a-month apartments and renting them out for 600 bucks. Where's that $600 per month coming from for 69 units? Federal taxpayers – us."

Federal funding has not been secured for the project. The council's vote only provides a recommendation for the property owners to ask for the funding.

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