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2018 Local News

Spotsy In Need of More Affordable Housing

In the past 3 years, I can recall only one instance in Spotsylvania where a project discussed affordable housing. I was puzzled when the developer and most of the supervisors accepted the premise that houses advertised as being between $340,000 to $390,000 were considered in this affordable category. A recent Rappahannock United Way study estimated that 41% of Spotsy households earn more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living. The Board of Supervisors have been quick to provide economic incentives to private businesses, but have fallen short on working with developers and non-profits to provide a better range of housing options in the county.

Click here to learn more about the King George affordable housing project.

Click here to read Cathy Dyson's most recent Free Lance-Star article on an affordable housing project in King George County.

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