Wenatchee World: Costly delays halt low-cost housing project

LEAVENWORTH — Upper Valley MEND announced Friday that it has halted its once-promising and highly lauded Meadowlark affordable-housing project due to insufficient funding, rising costs and unforeseen delays.

“We worked hard to get our cost structure down. The contractors were trying to work with us, but we just couldn’t get there,” Chuck Reppas, executive director of the non-profit human-services organization said Saturday by phone. “We feel that… the numbers are never going to improve over time. It’s not feasible, period.”

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