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Culver Workforce Housing Development Continues with Groundbreaking

September 11, 2019

Paddocks_Groundbreaking 9-11-19The Town of Culver’s latest workforce housing initiative, The Paddocks, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 11. This development is the next step in Culver’s ongoing effort to support local employers by increasing housing options and ensuring their employees can live and work in Culver.

The Paddocks was awarded $925,000 in RHTCs and $500,000 from the Development Fund and has a total of $9.75 million. Culver’s status as a Stellar Designee helped secure this funding due to the IHCDA setting aside 10% of the total tax credit allocation specifically for Stellar Communities. This development is part of Culver’s Stellar Investment Plan under the Stellar Communities program.

The development is located across the street from Sand Hill Farm Apartments (Regional Development Authority funded). The Paddocks will feature 48 units of workforce housing in 6 buildings, including 12 two-bedroom and 36 three-bedroom units. Half of all units will be rent-to-own townhomes and the remaining half will be apartment buildings.

According to Culver Town Manager, Jonathan Leist, “Improving workforce housing in Culver is vital to our continued growth and is a core component of our Stellar plan.”

This was one of nineteen housing projects selected for IHCDA’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, also known as the Rental Housing Tax Credit (RHTC) program. RHTC incentivizes private developers and investors to provide more affordable rental housing options.

“I believe this project will help provide workforce housing for Culver employers. The units should help Culver schools and businesses by bringing more full-time resident families to the community,” states Kevin Berger of Culver Sand Hill Farm, LLC, the project developer.

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