Please support affordable housing so that Asheville can be a thriving community.
I read that 1,400 new apartments are getting built right now, and almost none of them are affordable to the average worker in Asheville. There are countless talented people here, and we need them to remain here. If there is affordable living, then they could have a chance to make it here. They could save money for things like college, cars and education. Asheville is on a different top-10 list every week.
Members of my family who do not live here recently commented on this fact. Will our popularity mean that the people who helped to make us so popular will have to move away? That’s exactly what it means unless Asheville does something to make it more affordable to live here.
This is an important issue that requires a simple solution. Provide affordable housing to those who need it. Continue to make Asheville a place where people want to live and can live. Continue to make those of us who can afford to live here proud that we call Asheville home.
Courtenay Lane Morgan