Affordable housing opens in Grand Chute

Affordable housing, Grand View Townhomes in Grand Chute hosts ribbon cutting ceremony, October 5, 2017. (WLUK)

GRAND CHUTE (WLUK) -- The Appleton Housing Authority officially opened the Grand View Townhomes in Grand Chute.

Officials say it's a public-private partnership that's been a proven model around the state and now in the Appleton area.

A ribbon cutting for the $7 million dollar project was held Thursday morning on Bluemound Drive.

The building itself was dedicated to the memory of Kathy Groat, the former chairperson of the Appleton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

Officials say the 1 to 3 bedroom units range from $300 to $1,400, with residents paying percentages based on income levels.

"I don't care how great the economy is, you're still going to have folks who have those challenges -- and they're legitimate challenges. You have a lot of people who've been pressed out of the workforce, trying to get back in. If we can give them a helping hand in projects like this, they're gonna do fine," said Brian Schimming of Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.

About half of the 40 units are already spoken for.

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