School district buys residential property to offer employees housing

By Debra Moore

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Housing is an concern in Plumas County –  not just for people and family members on the lookout for spots to live, but for employers who can not fill positions mainly because there is no housing obtainable for new workers.

Plumas Unified College District resolved to do some thing about it and purchased a 4-unit apartment constructing in East Quincy to serve as transitional housing for new hires who require a position to are living.

In the course of the university board’s July 13 meeting, the trustees authorized Lisa Cavin, the district’s deputy superintendent, to sign the necessary documents. Escrow should really near in 60 times.

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In accordance to the genuine estate listing, the home at 2052 East Most important Road is a multiple residential home with more advancement likely. The 1.09-acre property contains a creating with four units — all with two bedrooms and one particular toilet and individual decks. There is home for an extra 19 units to be manufactured, for which the sellers experienced a proposed plot plan.

The home had been stated for $799,000, but the university district acquired it for $749,000.

According to Cavin, the purchase funds came from one particular-time unrestricted cash. “The Governor’s May well Revision included a one-time discretionary block grant, but that was not involved in the last spending plan offer,” she claimed. “The board approved that Safe Rural Faculties or other unrestricted one particular-time funds be employed for the acquire if the block grant was not incorporated in the last finances.”

Next are some queries asked of Cavin:

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Would the district expand the units on the house? At this time, the district would not foresee introducing models. Nevertheless, we have talked about the possible to lover with an additional entity to expand. As you stated, this has been an challenge for other community and non-public entities in Plumas County.

Would rental money assist restore the price?  The rental cash flow would be expected to aid the ongoing charges for maintenance, and so forth. The intention is that these be inexpensive, transitional units. They would be available for at least the initially 12 months, with the expectation that it would give tenants time to locate and protected lasting housing.

Will the units have to have considerably refurbishing? A single of the models is shift-in ready. The some others will have to have paint, new flooring, some cabinetry, and so forth.

What about the present-day tenants?  Unfortunately, the existing tenants will need to have to secure other housing. The escrow is 60 times to make it possible for time for this to happen.

Traci Holt, the college board president, explained that the board is pleased to have the chance to offer housing to new hires. (In the previous, individuals have turned down positions with PUSD since they couldn’t obtain a place to live.) Holt is also optimistic that district could work with a further entity/entities to create the home to offer you housing alternatives.

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