Seneca County faces urgent need for new housing units, analysis reveals
Tiffin, Ohio — A recent Rural Housing Market Analysis conducted by DiSalvo Development Advisors (DDA) and Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP) has revealed a pressing need for new housing units in Seneca County.
The study, funded by the Seneca County Board of Commissioners, comes in response to concerns raised by constituents about the limited housing options in the county.
According to the analysis, Seneca County needs to add between 65 to 85 new housing units annually for the next several years just to keep up with other communities. To meet the demand for affordable housing within the next decade, the county will require nearly 1,000 new housing units.
This comprehensive analysis, the first of its kind in decades, has highlighted a troubling trend of reduced available housing units in Seneca County over the past two decades. To maintain its economic development momentum, the county needs to reverse this trend and increase the availability of housing options for its residents.
Anthony Paradiso, president of the Seneca County Board of Commissioners, expressed concern but not surprise at the findings of the analysis. He stated, “The lack of available housing units in our county has been a growing concern for years. The Board of Commissioners is committed to working with the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership to address this issue.”
Moving forward, the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership will prioritize addressing the lack of housing at all price points. The Partnership will collaborate with local developers and community leaders to develop solutions that can provide affordable housing options for the residents of Seneca County.
For more information on the Seneca County Rural Housing Market Analysis or to review the full report, please visit the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership website at tiffinseneca.org/reports.