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Champaign County Housing Authority

Public housing residents begin to move

CHAMPAIGN --- For Daphne Dalton, her move from Joann Dorsey Homes to a three-bedroom rental near Kirby Street and Mattis Avenue was a good one. 

But it would not have happened unless the Housing Authority of Champaign County  had reconsidered and raised the amount that its vouchers would pay for rent, residents said.

“This house we’ve got now, that’s the nicest house we’ve ever lived in, it’s the nicest neighborhood we ever lived in . I’m happy they raised the vouchers,” said the 20-year single mom. 

Pam G. Dempsey/CU-CitizenAccess/A U-Haul truck sits outside a building at Joann Dorsey Homes apartment complex Sept. 1, 2011. Dozens of residents have moved from the property following an increase in rental vouchers.
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New study takes first-time look at Champaign County's housing needs

by Dan Petrella/CU-CitizenAccess — The dream of owning an affordable home is out of reach for one out of three Champaign County residents, according to a new regional housing study commissioned by local government agencies and cities.

The housing study, prepared by Columbus, Ohio-based consultants Vogt Santer Insights, estimates that the median home value for the county this year is $139,419.

The News-Gazette/ A house in the 200 block of Green Street. A new regional housing study shows that owning a house is out of reach for one in three Champaign County residents.
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