The following appeared in The Journal on August 17, 2016.
Ranson City Council OKs offices for housing group
By Emily Daniels (email@example.com), Journal News
RANSON – Ranson City Council members approved Tuesday night the usage of vacant office space in city hall for the Jefferson County Partnership for Affordable Housing, with which the city has had an ongoing relationship.
The need for additional space comes in the wake of the partnership being approved for the adoption of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling.
Nan Stevens, the recently inducted part-time administrator of the PAH, told council members during Tuesday’s meeting that the organization provides a homebuyer education class on the third Saturday of every month, as well as offers employee and client meetings and board meetings, so the space would be beneficial in expanding services offered to Ranson residents.
The PAH also offers homebuyer credit counseling, homebuyer assistance, and Jefferson County rental assistance.
The new office space will be located on the third floor of city hall.
“We’re always looking for new programs, we’ve got some ideas to move the organization forward and moving our organization (here) would be a great (first step),” Stevens said.
Staff writer Emily Daniels can be reached at 304-263-8931 ext. 132 or www.twitter.com/emilykdaniels.
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