Adams County Board approves GREDF’s nominees for the GROW housing program committee

QUINCY (WGEM) -The Adams County Board Tuesday evening and among other agenda items board members approved the GROW Housing Program Committee nominations.

This county housing program aims to create additional affordable housing throughout the county.

The GROW Housing Program Committee nominees were submitted by GREDF and do not include anyone on the county board or city council.

Finance chair for the Adams County Board, Bret Austin said although the number of nominees is higher than anticipated, the committee includes of variety of perspectives.

“I think we had originally had talked about five but, it looks like a pretty good group of people that they have in different, you know, city, county areas. You know, builder groups, things like that,” Austin said.

The seven committee members who were approved will begin in the coming weeks. Austin says the committee will oversee the developer application format and finalization. They will also develop scoring mechanisms to vet applicants. From there, committee members will submit vetted developers to the board for approval.