If you’re feeling the hit of the hard economic situation, Xpress wants to hear from you.
While the pace of economic decline has slowed, Asheville (along with the state and nation) still faces some pretty hard times, and — past all the statistics and talk of trends — there’s the lives of countless individuals trying to make ends meet.
Asheville’s cost of living remains one of the highest in the state, and demand — from both public agencies and private nonprofits for assistance on the basic necessities — is at a record high.
This post is an invitation, Ashevilleans, for you to share you stories of how the recession has struck you, your friends and loved ones. What’s happened? How are you adapting? What do you see in the future? What aspects of the situation aren’t getting reported on?
Feel free to share your thoughts below, or e-mail them directly to dforbes [at] mountainx.com.
— David Forbes, staff writer