County Conveyance Fee Increase Provides New Affordable Housing Resources

Expanding the public-private partnership to address the affordable housing gap

On August 20, 2019, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to increase the permissive conveyance fee by $1 to provide new resources for affordable housing. The $1 increase in the fee is projected to bring in about $70 million over 10 years. The commissioners have also pledged to continue ongoing funding for affordable housing and look for ways to reduce regulatory barriers to housing development.