New housing initiative takes shape

Thrive Allen County wants to focus on housing, economic development and building revitalization. A steering committee was formed to collect information and identify priorities.

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April 6, 2021 - 9:16 AM

Developing plans for the old Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Funeral Home building is one goal of a new local housing and economic development initiative. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

A new housing initiative is taking shape locally.

To learn more, this Register reporter sat down with Jonathon Goering, economic development director at Thrive Allen County.

He explained how “Thrive was selected to participate in an initiative called the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge,” which is funded by the USDA.

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