Survey: Homes Either Too Dear Or Poor Quality


A serious shortage of affordable homes in Transylvania County, attributed to high prices and low overall quality, highlighted the feedback from a recent housing survey distributed by the Workforce Housing Coalition.

Nearly 400 residents who work in the county answered the survey.

"The purpose of the survey was to assess the needs for safe, adequate housing and to identify employees in the county who cannot afford to purchase a home or have had difficulty finding suitable rental properties," according to Vickie Van Antwerp, the Housing Coalition director, in a press release Friday.

"About 93...

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