Small rental rehabilitation program proposed in Quincy

Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 10:33 PM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM/Herald Whig) - As the program to get more people to move to Quincy continues, there are concerns there aren’t enough places for them to rent.

An ordinance, that had a first reading at the Quincy City Council Tuesday night, could change that, however.

Quincy Planning and Development Director Chuck Bevelheimer said through the small rental rehabilitation program, developers would renovate and clean up housing west of 18th Street between Harrison and Gardner Denver, opening up housing opportunities, especially for people who opt to move to Quincy.

Bevelheimer said the city proposes allocating $1 million in general fund reserves to fund 12 rental unit renovations in each of the next four years.

“The next step in this process is for them to do a supplemental to support the actual program. So the program over the next three to four weeks will get reviewed, and approved hopefully,“ Bevelheimer said.

From 1996 to 2009, Quincy had a small rental rehab program but it was discontinued due to the recession.

Bevelheimer said he hopes by bringing the program back it, could help curb the fix or flatten program currently in place.

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