Construction has begun on two new homes in Stockton as part of the Moderate Income Housing (MIH) grant the city received late last year. At this time the basements are dug and work has begun on forming up the basement walls.
On March 4, 2014, the Stockton City Commission was presented with a proposal from Rod Cellmer of Liberty Buildings, LLC of Plainville, to build two EPS (insulated wall panel) homes on the east end of the half blocks of South Fourth Street which the city has designated for the MIH program. The houses will have full basements, attached garages and be 1,426 sq.ft. and 1,466 sq.ft. respectively. The commissioners voted to approve the development agreement with Liberty Buildings for the locations requested. Financing was approved by Stockton National Bank.
The City of Stockton received the $71,000 MIH grant through a program administered by the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation. The grant was matched by contributions from the City of Stockton and Rooks County Economic Development.
A total of four homes will be built on lots that were purchased by the city and cleaned up to rid them of dilapidated buildings and overgrown brush.