ISHPEMING, Mich. (WZMQ) – New life is being brought to a couple of lots that were once the site of blighted properties in the City of Ishpeming.
Construction crew were busy this morning as they began assembling two new houses that will be used for affordable housing. The Marquette County land bank is working alongside the city to construct the houses, which come at no cost to Ishpeming.
Funding for the projects have been acquired in part through the Michigan state housing development authority. The program is able to offset the price of construction on the house which brings down the sale price of the homes.
“It’s a real benefit to anyone who’s looking for a house, they automatically if they meet the conditions of attainable housing, they can save $50,000 right off the bat through this program,” remarked Craig Cugini, the Ishpeming City Manager.
The houses will soon be on the market, and city officials expect the homes to be finished within the next 30 to 60 days.