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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Affordable house lottery in Southborough

SOUTHBOROUGH

The first single family home built as affordable housing by the town of Southborough will be sold next month in a lottery that will be explained in a public meeting Monday night.

The home at 26 Gilmore Road has been under construction since August by Brendon Homes, a Southborough developer who agreed to build the home as part of getting approval from the Planning Board for a subdivision, Town Planner Vera Kolias said.

The house is being built on town land with $93,376 from the Community Preservation Act account and $100,000 from Brendon Homes. The 1,628 square foot home, which will sell for $177,500, includes 1.5 bathrooms, a two-car garage and walk out basement.

Preference will be given to current and former Southborough residents, the adult child or sibling of a resident, graduates of Southborough public schools, those who have worked in town for six months and employees of either the town, school department or Algonquin Regional High School.

Applications and income guidelines will be available at the 7 p.m. meeting in the town offices, but can also be accessed by going to www.mcohousingservices.com or www.southboroughtown.com. The deadline is midnight Nov. 8 and the lottery is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Nov. 15.

- Jennifer Rosinski

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