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Affordable Housing Apartment in Urbandale Hits Major Roadblock
URBANDALE, Iowa -- According to the IRS, Urbandale has the fewest affordable housing units of any of the major Des Moines area suburb. A home developer says they're ready to break ground on a 43-unit affordable housing complex but can’t get the green light from the city to do so. “The census track that we're standing in, half of the households earn less than $50,000 a year. We are bringing a housing option to this site that we believed families living nearby desperately need” said Russ Frazier, President of Anawim Housing.