Workforce Housing

The increase in the cost of real estate and rent have outpaced wage growth in this City.  At the direction of our current City Council, the City of Mesquite is actively pursuing ways to bring more affordable workforce housing to Mesquite.

There are several ways of bringing more housing to Mesquite.  This can be achieved by cutting red tape, temporarily waiving or reducing permit costs, and sewer connection fees for desirable residential developments.  We can also also offer incentives to encourage OPD and VVWD to do the same.  The City can also enter into development agreements with developers to construct housing on City owned land.