Homelessness panel continues to take steps

The task force to end homelessness in Dover met again Wednesday, this time to discuss funding affordable housing.

The panel outlined plans for a non-profit corporation that will work to build and buy housing for low-income or disabled Dover residents.

The first step will be to recommend board members for the non profit and finalize articles of incorporation.

We're told the committee has already begun discussing purchasing sites for future housing.

"We've also already begun to talk with landlords and in one case in particular a possible seller of property," says Jeanie Kleimo, chair of the homelessness panel.  "We are involved in perusing an application for some funding that would assist in the acquisition of this one property."

Set up for the non profit should be complete by the end of April.  We're told the goal is to acquire a small number of units in the next couple of months.

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