Housing Committee's Focus on Affordable Housing by By Nyla Zender/Marianne Kast

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Affordable housing is  defined as costing no more than 30% of the annual income of the occupants. In Fresno, 45% of all households fall in that group. Concentrated areas of poverty exist in Pinedale, apartments near CSUF, Southwest Fresno and in and around downtown. The city can assist in affordable housing without adding to concentrated areas of poverty by strengthening partnerships with affordable housing developers, expediting processing, developing incentives to actively seek resources for disadvantaged communities, and exploring opportunities in areas throughout the city.


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