County commissioners approve funding for KEDCO’s housing initiative

Kosciusko County Courthouse. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

Funding for pre-development work for housing in areas of the county got approval by the Kosciusko County Commissioners on Tuesday.

KEDCO CEO Alan Tio came to the meeting yesterday to discuss the organizations quarterly update, but also spoke about their housing initiative and how more local housing would reduce commute times for employees coming from out of the area. Tio said that can also help in reducing employee turnover.

Tio talked about the issues when working in unincorporated areas of the county where the smaller communities cannot match what KEDCO is able to put forth. A $50,000 request was approved by the commissioner’s to come from the county’s special projects fund.

Commissioner Cary Groninger said it will help with those issues, “It’s something that could really help spur some of the housing growth in these areas, especially in those smaller communities around that don’t have has big of a footprint that they can find projects inside of.”

The next commissioner’s meeting is on Tuesday, October 27th.