Here is Home legislative package moving forward to address Salisbury housing crisis

SALISBURY, Md.- Plans to address the housing crisis keep moving forward.

This week the City Council discussed the Here is Home legislative package that went into law not too long ago.

The bill focuses on homelessness, affordability, and housing supply.

Mayor Jake Day said part of the housing supply piece was to create a fee moratorium, which means the City wont collect any fees on development. Also, he said they have now received applicants for permits.

Mayor Day said the moratorium will create about $15 million in potential waived fees and about $400 million in construction into Salisbury.

“That means right now about 2,500 units that over 500 single family homes, about 300 duplexes about 500 town homes, over 1,000 apartments, and 160 assisted living,”

Mayor Day said 150 student housing spaces will also be created.

He told 47ABC the infrastructure that is laid out in the City is prepared for all this housing that’s coming.

All of this is great because Mayor Day said while places are dealing with economic challenges, with labor market shortages, housing market shortages, and more, Salisbury is having some great economic activity.

We’re told Salisbury is already having the best year in construction in the City’s history.

The last day to apply for the fee moratorium is February 28 and that application period wont be extended.

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