Living in Creston: Does Our Housing Meet Our Needs?
Regional Planner Jeremy Rounds says, “When we invest in our older
neighborhoods, the surrounding housing stock will improve.” That’s one
of the reasons why Creston’s efforts and improving its housing stock
include improving and rehabilitating existing housing. There certainly
have been many private efforts to improve Creston’s older homes, with
many shining examples of design and historic appreciation.
There are those who would like to purchase a “fixer-upper” but have
trouble obtaining the financing. Rounds says local lenders are often
confined by parent company and government regulation and thus lack the
flexibility for those types of projects.
City Manager Mike Taylor says some simply struggle with the expense of
basic maintenance. Programs like the Chamber of Commerce Paint Program
help with that.
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