During this week’s Marshall County Council meeting, Jim causey, President of the Garden County Board of Directors approached the council asking if there was any determination on the funding they requested for the Permanent Supportive Residential project on West Jefferson Street.
Causey told the council he they were at the meeting in November and asked them to consider a $50,000 pledge to assist with funding for the project.
Causey said the housing project will forge ahead with the funding they have received. The multi-family housing project will sit immediately west of Centier Bank on West Jefferson Street, on property currently owned by Ancilla College. It will provide assistance to individuals and families who do not have a stable living environment.
County Council president, Judy Stone told Causey no decision has been made and that the timing isn’t good since they have already completed the 2019 budget process. She also said she wasn’t inclined to provide the funding, especially since the end of year fund balance isn’t where the council likes it to be.
At the conclusion of November’s meeting several council members noted the increase population in the jail and additional cost, needed road work and the cuts that were made to the 2019 budget requests.
Individuals and families will apply and have to meet the guidelines to live in the permanent housing facility that will provide a variety of services.