Dave Chappelle spoke out against the affordable housing plan in his community

According to the Dayton Daily News, a plan for Oberer Homes may go ahead, but without the affordable housing originally planned as part of a development of single-family homes, townhouses and duplexes to be built on a 53-acre area on the southern outskirts of the city.

The publication said the village had worked with Oberer on the development.

In a statement to CNN on Thursday, Chappelle’s publicist Carla Sims wrote “Dave Chappelle has not killed affordable housing. Concerned residents and a responding village council have ‘killed’ a half-baked plan that never actually offered affordable housing.”

Chappelle, who plans to open a restaurant and comedy club in the area under his company Iron Table Holdings LLC, was one of many to speak at a village council meeting on the project on Monday.

As seen in a video posted to the Yellow Springs Community Access YouTube pageChapelle questioned why the council would support the housing plan “while it is evicting a $65 million a year business”.

“I can’t believe you’re making me audition for you,” Chappelle said. “You look like clowns. I’m not bluffing. I’ll take everything off the table.”

The Dayton Daily News reported that he was one of many residents who spoke out against the Affordable Housing Party.

“Without a doubt, Dave Chappelle cares about Yellow Springs,” Sims added in his statement to CNN.

“He is woven into the fabric of the village. The passion with which he delivered his comments at the village council meeting was just as evident as when he fought to create gainful employment with his famous ‘driving camp’. summer “for residents at the height of the COVID pandemic,” Sims continued. “Neither Dave nor his neighbors are against affordable housing, however, they are against the poorly approved development agreement, outweigh -piece and sprawling style that hardly takes into account the community, culture and infrastructure of the village.”

The council ultimately found itself in a stalemate by voting two in favor and two against.

In December 2021, the Yellow Springs News reported that Chappelle, who lives close to the planned development, told a council meeting that he was “categorically opposed” to the proposal which would add “140 mixed-income houses to the village”.

“I’ve invested millions of dollars in town. If you push this stuff, what I’m investing in is no longer applicable,” he said. “I would say Oberer can buy all this property from me if he wants to be your benefactor because I won’t want to anymore.”

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