Gabriel San Roman
Councilman Jose Solorio Helps Delay Affordable Housing in Santa Ana—Again!
Affordable housing in the form of Amcal's "shovel ready" 64-unit project on East First Street never stood a chance before the SanTana city council last night, even as the meeting stretched into 1 a.m.. Back in April 2016, council approved Heritage Village, the city's largest mixed-used residential development, by the 55 freeway on the condition it would pay nearly $10 million at once to "opt-out" of building affordable housing units. Under the Housing Opportunities Ordinance (HOO), the money would go to Amcal, but everything changed after that.
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