The City of Oxford has decided to close Riverside Place, the only city-owned housing in Oxford, which for many years has provided affordable housing to our lower income residents.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Assessment Reporting Tool, 45 percent of the households in Oxford are rent burdened and 31 percent of those are severely rent burdened, spending more than 50 percent of their income on housing costs alone! 84 percent of those who are rent burdened are low-income, earning only about $23,000 for a family of four. These statistics illustrate a housing need that the City has traditionally helped meet.
Please join us for a presentation and community discussion regarding how Riverside can be rebuilt and preserved. Special guests, Phil Eide and Reilly Morse, will provide information and ideas and answer questions about strategies and funding opportunities available to the City
We encourage all of Oxford’s community leaders, organizations, students, and citizens to attend and join our discussion.