Greenville Journal article — Rising rent, tight housing market may signal trouble ahead for Greenville

The Greenville Journal has published an article about increasing rents and housing costs caused by the current 40-year-high inflation rate of 8.6 percent.

“The first to feel the pinch of rising costs are those members of the community with the least means to absorb them, according to Nalisha Henry, vice president of community impact for United Way of Greenville County.

The lack of affordable housing in the Greenville area has been identified as a critical need, and Henry says although gains have been made in this area, the need is still dire.

Warning signs began emerging last fall, she says, when COVID-related eviction moratoriums ended and calls to United Way’s 211 helpline requesting housing assistance began to increase significantly.

‘Stable housing is critical to community success and individual success,’ Henry says…”

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