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Special series asks: ‘Can you afford to live in Wilmington?’

Frequently misunderstood as government housing, ‘affordable housing’ affects everybody, across all income brackets, and – in essence – means spending a sustainable amount of your income on a place to live.

Editor’s note:  Frequently misunderstood as being government supplied housing, “affordable housing” affects everybody, across all income brackets, and – in essence – means spending a sustainable amount of your income on a place to live.

In Wilmington, that’s becoming increasingly difficult to do for many.

This series was meant to take a deeper look, from the facts and figures to personal stories to possible solutions.  We hope it will serve as a foundation and a resource for those working to understand affordable housing and a point of reference for future stories.

Related stories from our files

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity’s holding info session on Wednesday (March 5, 2018)

Reckoning with the lack of affordable housing in Wilmington (Jan. 14, 2018)

Tax reform could spell trouble for Historic Wilmington and affordable housing (Dec. 14, 2017)

Wilmington looks to help homeowners in need; addresses the need for affordable housing (Aug. 2, 2017)

Committee presents proposal for more affordable housing in Wilmington, New Hanover County (June 19, 2017)

Survey results show support for Affordable housing in Wilmington and New Hanover County (Aug. 29, 2016)

Affordable housing committee guidelines, makeup on commissioners’ agenda (April 17, 2016)

Survey asks public to define “affordable” housing (March 26, 2016)

Affordable housing for homeless nears groundbreaking with boost from SECU grant (Feb. 10, 2016)

City creates committee to address affordable housing (Jan. 21, 2016)

City, county may create joint committee on ‘affordable’ housing (Jan. 19, 2016)


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