New Affordable Housing Development Coming To Horicon

(Horicon) More affordable housing will soon be available in Horicon. The new development will feature 20 three-bedroom duplex units and will fulfill a significant need for energy efficient, well located and reasonable priced housing in Dodge County. Donna Braun, Executive Director at the Dodge County Housing Authority, says the project utilizes a “pocket neighborhood” site plan design, with all homes featuring front porches and will be located around a shared common green space. She says this nontraditional site plan is inspired by the Ross Chapin-designed projects in Washington State and will be the first time such a concept will be utilized in Wisconsin. The project was awarded an allocation of 2019’s four-percent Federal and State Housing Tax Credits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. Braun says these tax credits were purchased by non-profit tax credit syndicator National Equity Fund. Additional financing sources include State of Wisconsin HOME funds, a Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago AHP grant, Housing Trust Funds and Dodge County Housing Authority equity. The development will be located at 905 Division Street, adjacent to the Oak Grove Apartments and directly across the street from Horicon School District’s new campus. Braun says units are expected to be complete and occupied by December. She adds that this is an exciting project for the City of Horicon, Horicon School District and most importantly for the families that will have a decent, safe and affordable place to call home.