Representatives with the Sheridan Housing Action Committee provided the Sheridan City Council with an update on their activities during a work session Monday. SHAC Executive Director Karin Spann stated to the Council that SHAC would like to do an updated community wide survey along with one that is more specific to a certain area of Sheridan.
Spann said that she would like to have both studies complete by the first of the year. Taking over the affordable housing branch of the Sheridan County Land Trust was also discussed during the work session.
Spann also indicated to the Council that SHAC is looking at the possibility of rehabbing existing homes, as there is grant money available if they wish to pursue that endeavor. Spann stated that by this time next year, SHAC will have extended over $1 million in down payment and closing cost assistance to more than 60 home buyers by working with local lenders and realtors since its inception in 2004.