16 Feb, 2021

Affordable Housing Being Developed in Urbandale for the First Time in 20 Years

TWG and Lillis Lofts brings new affordable housing option to Urbandale, Iowa
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
By Taylor Musgrove, WHO-13 Des Moines

URBANDALE, Iowa — As the need for affordable housing increases in the state,  Urbandale is partnering with developers on creating the first affordable housing unit the city has seen in 20 years.

Polk County is partnering with the local organization, Dream Catcher, and TWG Development, a developer who specializes in affordable housing.

The Vice President of (Tax Credit Development at) TWG, John Sullivan, said even though the Lillis Lofts will be low-income based, it will be built as high-quality housing.

“We have your nice brick, we’ll have plenty of community amenities, in-unit washer and dryer. These are very energy efficient,” Sullivan said. “So they’re very high-quality units and just because of the affordable housing program, we’re able to offer reduced rent because of the tax credits.”

 

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