New, affordable housing units for families are officially open in the Town of Union after months of debate about the project in Fairmont Park prior to the start of construction.

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The completion of the 34-apartment, 17-building flood-resistant sustainable housing development was celebrated yesterday.  The units were built with the help of several federal and state tax credits and other subsidies.

Serving the Elderly through Project Planning, otherwise known as SEPP, oversees the duplex complex that targets families looking for affordable housing opportunities. The properties are being managed by Two Plus Four Management.

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20 lots were purchased through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery programs where properties were destroyed by flooding in 2006 and 2011.  The new development of 34 two-and-three bedroom homes was built with the living space above the flood elevations and no living areas or mechanicals on the first floor.

All of the units have been rented.

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