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Affordable apartments

WATER! SOME FOLKS HAD TO BE ESCORTED TO SAFETY. ####### (GORDON) SOME NEW AFFORDABLE APARTMENT COMPLEXES MAY SOON COMING TO WINNSBORO SOON . BUT IT’S THE WORD AFFORDABLE THAT HAS SOME LIVING AND WORKING NEARBY ASKING QUESTIONS. NBC 10’S ISABEL ALBRITTON IS BACK FROM FRANKLIN PARISH TO LOOK AT THE IMPACT THIS NEW HOUSING COULD HAVE. ISABEL? (ISABEL) GORDON, I SPOKE TO LOCALS WHO SAY WINNSBORO IS IN NEED OF NEW HOUSING AND OPPORTUNITY– THAT’S WHY A NEW APARTMENT COMPLEX WOULD BE BENEFICIAL . TWO COMPANIES ARE LOOKING AT WINNSBORO FOR POTENTIAL APARTMENT COMPLEXES. ACCORDING TO A PUBLIC NOTICE BY THE FRANKLIN SUN– QUAIL RUN IS LOOKING TO CONSTRUCT A 40-UNIT COMPLEX — LOCATED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 865 AND 8TH STREET. MGM DEVELOPMENT IS ALSO LOOKING AT WINNSBORO FOR A POTENTIAL 50-UNIT COMPLEX FOR SINGLE FAMILIES OR SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING– BUT HAS NOT CONTACTED THE CITY. Katrina Whitlock/Winnsboro Resident “I think it’s a great idea, I mean there are already a lot of houses around here that are run down, and people don’t really have anywhere nice to live, so I think it’ll be great.” THE APARTMENT COMPLEX BY QUIL RUN WOULD TARGET SINGLE PARENT HOUSEHOLDS MAKING AT OR BELOW 60 PERCENT OF THE AREA’S MEDIAN INCOME– A LOCAL TEACHER SAYS THIS WOULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR STUDENTS IN THE AREA. Lahronda Whitlock/High School Teacher “They would be more in town and have easier access to the high school. More students means more income for the town, which means we’ll get better stuff. We need better stuff, so it’ll be great for our town.” ALONG WITH MORE REVENUE FOR THE TOWN. Katrina Whitlock/Winnsboro Resident “Because the apartment complex- that’s money, and with people coming in they’re going to be working and shopping here, that’ll bring more money in as well.” BUT THE POTENTIAL HOUSING DOES RAISE ONE CONCERN– Katrina Whitlock/Winnsboro Resident “I mean, being that it is low income housing, you always run the chance of having the wrong type of people moving in, but law enforcement here is pretty awesome, so I’m not worried. ” (ISABEL) HEAD OVER TO OUR WEBSITE — MYARKLAMISS-DOT-COM — TO LOOK AT THE REQUIREMENT YOU’LL NEED IF YOU WANT TO CONSIDER MOVING

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