Findlay Council Talks About Subsidized Housing

2/21/18 – 5:10 A.M.

Findlay City Council debated subsidized housing during their Tuesday meeting. A developer plans 50 low-income homes for Bishop Lane on the city’s north side. The Courier reports Councilman Tom Shindledecker spoke about distributing subsidized housing more evenly across the city. He said his concern was a strain on some of the city’s schools.

Shindledecker says more than 70 percent of the students at Washington Preschool and Jacobs Primary School are receiving free and reduced-price lunches. The number is much lower at other schools in the district.

Both Councilmen Jeff Wobser and John Harrington contended the school system does a great job with students regardless of demographics. Mayor Lydia Mihalik said the developers have met all permit requirements.

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