affordable housing

Oneida county has renewed its membership a regional consortium designed to improve housing in the Northwoods.

Tuesday the board approved a resolution joining again with Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Vilas and three other counties in the CDBG Consortium.

More than $2 million has been awarded to this area to improve housing conditions.

The state Division of Housing spokesperson Stephanie Marquis says the money in this area is part of $15 million administered through the state for the federal Community Development Block Grant program. The program is designed to provide money to address affordable housing and community development.