May 21, 2018 11:16 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- The Rochester City Council Monday approved a resolution that will send a letter to the state housing finance agency with the city's stamp of approval on a housing project for single mothers and children.
The Jeremiah Program, which has other locations in the Twin Cities and elsewhere, is hoping to build a three-story, 40-unit apartment building off Valleyhigh Drive and 19th Street NW that will also provide support services like early childhood education.
The project will also seek tax increment financing, which city councilor Annalissa Johnson, who represents the ward where the project will be housed, said is a good use of those funds.
"This is something that benefits the community and benefits the people in the community of a demographic that needs that help up and provides stability for them," she said.
In other business, the council also voted 6-1 to move Committee of the Whole meetings, which are currently in a smaller conference room, down the hall into the council chambers despite concerns the move would result in a more formal atmosphere and less work getting done. The move was prompted by ADA and space concerns in the current room as well as a lack of video recording.
The move is set to take place January 1.
Created: May 21, 2018 11:16 PM
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