The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

Affordable Housing Issue Gaining Strength


Transylvania County's workforce is hard to come by, but the subject is getting increasing attention from community leaders.

Last Thursday, members of the county's Economic Development Advisory Board got an update on the affordable housing, or workforce housing as its been referred as, from Vickie Van Antwerp, the newly hired coordinator of an official workforce housing project funded through the United Way.

With home prices going higher and higher, one big question is what government agencies can do to reduce construction costs, Van Antwerp said.

Permitting fees and zoning requirements tha...

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