By Bethany Blundell | Casa Grande Dispatch
New housing developments in Maricopa are one step closer with the finalization of a housing needs plan.
At the City Council meeting Tuesday, a presentation was given on the plan. It is the second part — the implementation part — of a housing study conducted in Maricopa.
The city previously finished the housing needs assessment in February 2017. The assessment was a series of information-gathering techniques, which included an online survey, focus groups, a workshop and stakeholder interviews.
The assessment identified a disconnect in what the community’s needs are and what Maricopa offers. For example, a household needs approximately $50,000 a year to live in Maricopa, but many workers do not make that much.