Lack of Affordable Housing Pushing Wake County in the Wrong Direction on Homelessness
By Brent Woodcox
An important story from the News & Observer today...
The affordable housing crisis that is currently afflicting Wake County has also created a disturbing trend when it comes to homelessness as compared to the rest of the state.
This trend is disturbing because the scope of the need for affordable housing is only increasing. With 150,000 new units needed in the area over the next 20 years, policymakers cannot delay in addressing the present crisis.
That's why I created this site. To advocate for an all-options-on-the-table approach to combating the affordable housing problem in our city and county.
It will take leaders in the areas of politics, business, non-profits and charities to fight this together to make sure our community digs out of this hole and sets a course for a better future.
In a time of tense political disagreement in our country, I truly believe that we can come together to meet this challenge and learn that we share more common goals for our community than the red vs. blue divide in our politics would suggest.
Here's to more conversations that lead to action in both the public and private sector to address these problems and to leaders willing to step up to meet this challenge.