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Jackson announces quality builders for Next Generation Housing

JACKSON, WI — Harbor Homes and Hillcrest Builders were announced on Wednesday as the two companies who would be constructing homes in The Oaks of Jackson, Washington County’s Next Generation Housing (NGH) pilot development in Jackson.

Members of the two organizations, village government and Washington County government gathered at the Jackson Municipal Complex Wednesday afternoon for the announcement. “Harbor Homes and Hillcrest Builders, welcome to the village of Jackson,” said Jackson Village President Brian Heckendorf. “I know you have done some other things in the village already, but it’s very, very amazing to me to have two high-quality builders that are going to be building these homes for the Next Generation Housing program.”

According to Neumann Companies (of which Harbor Homes is a subsidiary) President Steve Decleene, Harbor Homes is perfectly suited for the NGH program.

“It’s no secret that we’ve got home affordability problems in America, and we know we got them here in Wisconsin,” said Decleene. “… Quite frankly, we created Harbor Homes for that reason back in 2018. In some terms here, I’ve been waiting for this moment for five years, so I’m really, really excited to be here and kick off this program.”

V&A adds panelist to Walworth Co. Housing Summit

V&A planner Sonja Kruesel was a panelist at the Walworth County Housing Summit in late September, held at the Abbey Resort. The aim of the summit was to start a county-wide discussion about challenges and potential solutions to the housing shortage. It also marked the start of a 12-month initiative led by WCEDA, and funded by Walworth County, to work with municipalities that want to facilitate housing development in their respective communities. Follow this link for more details on the summit and on the housing program.

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