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Greenville Journal article — Everyone’s talking ‘affordable housing’ but what does it all mean?

The Greenville Journal has published a feature article about the many facets of affordable housing.

As Greenville grapples with growth fueled by a reputation as a place for people across the country to relocate, the topic of affordable housing remains a challenge for local leaders and developers, alike, as the gap widens between what people earn and what they must pay to put a roof over their heads.

But, first things first. To talk “affordable housing” with your friends, family or coworkers, it’s important to first have a basic understanding of what it means, how big a problem it is and how it impacts the health and growth of our city…

…What happens when people are priced out?

Beyond the emotional response to seeing people priced out of their homes, the problem comes with far broader economic implications.

Simply put, without affordable units for full-time workers, the city cannot grow. Bryan Brown, president and CEO of the Greenville Housing Fund, said that when private, profit-driven companies are worried about affordable housing, that’s when everyone should perk up and take notice…

Click here to read the entire article.

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