2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Rochelle.Dornatt@mail.house.gov
Date: 7 Apr 2003 15:10:44 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: RE: [CPEO-MEF] Report suggests affordable home ideas
The text of the report can be found at Rep. Farr's website:

Rochelle Dornatt
Chief of Staff
Rep. Sam Farr

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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Report suggests affordable home ideas

Saturday, April 5, 2003
Report suggests affordable home ideas
More effort needed, it says
By Larry Parsons
The Californian


A new report says Fort Ord reuse officials could do much more to develop
low-cost housing on the mothballed Army base.

The $35,000 report commissioned by the Fort Ord Reuse Authority makes
some very practical suggestions, but other recommendations would be
difficult to pull off, a FORA official said Friday.

"You can't do all the recommendations," said FORA executive officer
Michael Houlemard. Some of the ideas are more suitable for local cities
or the county, and others are "troubling or problematical," agency
officials say.

Still, FORA officials say they want to take a close look at the whole
list. They plan to appoint three committees to review the
recommendations and hold public workshops. "We want to do it
interactively," Houlemard said

The amount of low-cost housing to be built at Fort Ord has been a hot
issue for more than a year. Last summer, U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel,
threatened to block transfers of land from the Army to local agencies if
FORA didn't do more to produce housing for average county wage earners.

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