Approval awaits Georgetown affordable housing project proposals

What we reported


In February, City Council approved three affordable housing developments in the Georgetown area that were seeking housing tax credits from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. The awarded projects proposed along Williams Drive include Kaia Pointe, Live Oak Apartments and Merritt Heritage. As a result, City Council also directed the city’s housing advisory board to pursue revising the city’s tax credit housing approval process. In September the council approved updating the process to include setting application deadlines, holding public meetings and considering future land-use plans.



The latest


In December, Morgan said updates are being made to the city’s 2030 plan to include a focus on affordable housing. The city is also working to create incentives for developers offering affordable housing in the area.



What’s next


As of January, Georgetown Housing Coordinator Jennifer Bills  said the Kaia Pointe, Merritt Heritage and Live Oak developments were all under review by the city planning department but had not yet received final approval.






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