Daily Archives November 9, 2017

New workforce housing announced for Sevier Co.

Photo from December 6, 2016 of the Lodge at Buckberry Creek after the Gatlinburg fires.

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) – Sevier County announced they are building new workforce housing, designed to help the many people affected by last November’s deadly wildfires, which destroyed than 2,500 structures.

According to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, the $15 million for the project over ten years comes from a pool of tax credits that the agency set aside to help build affordable housing.

THDA executive director Ralph Perrey described the importance of the project, which he says will benefit the driving work force in Sevier County.

“That has always been an important part for this community, because you have a lot of folks who work hard, but don’t necessarily make a great deal of money bec...

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