Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, a non-profit affordable housing developer based in Columbus, is proposing a 36-unit new construction family project on 4.8 acres of land across from Harry Clever airport.
Vice-President Roy Lowenstein says East High Village will feature a combination of one, two and three bedroom apartments.
In order to receive financing for the project, Lowenstein says he has to apply for tax credits through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA). He says without this funding the project cannot move forward.
Lowenstein says New Philadelphia was selected for this project because Tuscarawas County lacks quality affordable housing, among other things.
Buckeye Community Hope Foundation hosted an informational meeting with community leaders last week to determine local support for the project, which Lowenstein says is important.
Lowenstein says he will know in June whether or not his application was accepted by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. If approved, East High Village would open in 2015.
For more information on the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, log on to www.buckeyehope.org