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The Affordable Housing Crisis

September 14, 2018

Guests: Rachael Nygaard, Director of Strategic Partnerships; Nathan Pennington, Planning Director; Kassi Day, Communications Coordinator for Buncombe County Government.


Author Matthew Desmond wrote, “Decent, affordable housing should be a basic right for everybody in this country.” 


People, especially the poor, are struggling to find affordable housing. Desirable areas like Asheville and Buncombe County, NC are having a difficult time. Wages have not kept up with living costs. This and other issues present an insurmountable barrier to housing for many people locally and around the country.

Listen in to find out how the government of Buncombe County and its partners are working to address this pressing issue. 





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