The Fairfield Economic Development Association and the Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity have collaborated on the finalized purchase of a residential lot for the construction of future homes. Recently Habitat purchased the lot located on North 12th Street for around $15,000. The newly purchased lot is adjacent to another property that was previously acquired. This lot is part of a seven-lot subdivision FEDA had created back in 2015. With this most recent acquisition, three residential lots now remain available for purchase.
A 2014 Housing Needs Assessment led by the City of Fairfield and FEDA identified a shortage of quality, affordable housing in the area. Projects such as these remain one of FEDA’s top strategic priorities.