March 25, 2019. WWSB ABC 7.
SARASOTA (WWSB) -How much of your income goes toward your rent or mortgage?
say you should only spend a quarter of it. But, a new report says in
Sarasota County, around 15,000 families pay more than half of their
income on housing.
March 12, 2019. NBC29.COM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – People of all faiths in central Virginia are coming together to address a problem they say knows no religion.
On Tuesday, March 12, about 100 members of IMPACT
(Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together)
gathered at the Church of the Incarnation to advocate for more
affordable housing in the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
March 11, 2019. Tampa Bay Newspapers.
CLEARWATER — Members of Faith and Action for Strength Together asked Pinellas County Commissioners for assurances that the next round of Penny for Pinellas funds would be spent on affordable housing as promised.
FAST, which is an organization made up of members of
church congregations throughout the county, is concerned that future
commissioners might not have the same mindset as the current ones about
the importance of affordable housing.
January 26, 2019. The Post and Courier.
Even as more people over the past year have called for action on the affordable housing shortage in the Charleston region, typical rents and home prices remain higher than what most workers can pay.
In late 2017, The Post and Courier analyzed local housing trends and salary data, revealing that much of the workforce couldn’t afford to live where they worked in the center of the region. As a result, teachers, police officers and hospitality workers were moving farther away into the edges of town for cheaper housing — adding more commuters to an already congested roads system.
January 11, 2019. The Columbus Dispatch.
It’s a good indicator that an issue is worthy of some attention when the local faith communities that join forces as B.R.E.A.D. identify it as their focus for the year.
For 2019, we agree with the
interfaith group that a lack of affordable housing in Columbus and
Franklin County is deserving of more effort from multiple quarters,
public and private alike, to narrow the unconscionable and growing lack
of safe housing for low-income families.