In Carteret County, North Carolina finding affordable housing is getting tougher. Forty percent of renters and twenty-two percent of households report that they are having a tough time with the rising cost of housing. In this episode, we dig into why there is so little affordable housing in the coastal region and what the future of making a home here is going to look like. We chat with Lynne Griffin, a local realtor who recently helped accomplish the largest survey on housing in our county. And we hear from two county residents on how the shortage is affecting their lives. While the situation is tough there are steps we can take for affordable housing.
Sources: Carteret Housing Survey, North Carolina Housing Coalition: Carteret Profile
Solutions: County leaders can take the following actions: 1) Set a goal 2) Policy changes 3) Development assistance 4) Bonds for affordable housing and 5) A home repair and repair prevention program or first time buyer program.
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