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04/12/05 - Lufkin

East Texas Towns Compete For Housing Funds

Marc Caldwell Del Mar Development Marc Caldwell Del Mar Development

by Ramonica R. Jones

More affordable public housing could be coming to East Texas.

More than a dozen people showed up Tuesday at a hearing on improving and developing public housing. Right now, several Texas contractors are in the application phase with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. One of those applications is from a Houston developer who wants to build a 76-unit elderly apartment complex in Lufkin.

Marc Caldwell of Del Mar Development said, "If we get the allocation in June or July, we hope to start construction in January and have it completed by October, September, and start moving folks in right then."

Lufkin is one of three East Texas towns competing for about $800,000 in state grants. If approved, Timber Pointe Apartment Homes will be built on Highway 69 North at loop 287 in Lufkin.

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