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New housing development planned in south central Humboldt

The Trumpeter Swans, located at the city of Humboldt pond along Highway 169, recently had six young ones born on June 5. Last year, three swans were born and one survived to be relocated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The surviving swans from this new group will also be relocated by the DNR to help repopulate the Trumpeter Swan population. Photo courtesy of Clayton Vorland.

Another new housing development may be springing up in the southern portion of Humboldt, if plans by the Humboldt County Housing Development Corporation are realized.
At Monday’s Humboldt City Council meeting, City Administrator Aaron Burnett, a member of the Humboldt County Housing Development Corp., announced that the organization had closed on the purchase of property encompassing the trailer park located at the south end of 5th Street South, on the west side of the street.
The housing development corporation purchased the property for $63,000 from John Dunphy.
“The intent is to develop that area into a much needed sector of housing in Humboldt. Several housing needs assessments as well as conversations with home buyers and relators have shown a real need for homes priced in the $100,000 to $200,000 range," Burnett said.
Lot renters with mobile homes will have 90 days to relocate to another trailer park and will not be charged rent during that time period. Development of the potential housing site is expected sometime in early fall.
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