Springfield council strategizes affordable housing

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SPRINGFIELD – Springfield City Council continues to chisel away at the issues relating to housing diversity and affordability. This week, the council re-examined resolutions to lower barriers for developers and extend the use of RVs as a temporary shelter. 

Sandy Belson, interim planning manager, and Erin Fifield, community development analyst for the City relayed that, although the City experienced record numbers of new residential construction in the past two years, appropriate and affordable housing is still unobtainable for some residents. 

Continuing to waive system development fees . . .