The second public open meeting designed to help officials develop a countywide housing plan has been scheduled for this coming Monday, and you can go to one of two sessions, one at 2 PM and the other at 7 PM. The consulting firm Mullin & Lonergan Associates will present the results to date and will ask for community input on the study’s recommendations and action plan.
At the first meeting in October, the wide-ranging discussion included the affordability of homes in Indiana County, differing housing issues for different geographic areas, resources available in rural areas versus more developed areas, and the effects of Marcellus Shale development and of higher education on the housing market.
The $50,000 study is being funded by the county, the Indiana County Housing Consortium, and the United Way of Indiana County. The goal is to present a ten-year strategic plan that will guide decision-makers on housing-related issues.
The meetings Monday will be held at the Indiana County Department of Human Services office at 300 Indian Springs Road in White Township. No reservations are necessary.