Greenville welcomes new residents every day, which puts a strain on the number of affordable housing options in the county. Many organizations are working to make a difference but the need grows more dire. New data shows Greenville’s Area Median Income has increased by 4 percent. While that might sound like a good thing, this could lead to a rise in rent costs.
“It’s kind of a good and bad thing,” said Tina Belge, the Policy and Advocacy Director for the Greenville Housing Fund.
The non-profit works to create and preserve affordable housing options. One key factor in doing that, is the area median income—or AMI.
A big shoutout to Fox Carolina and Kennedi Harris for their continued coverage of affordable housing. They interviewed Tina Belge, our director of policy and advocacy, this week about increased in the median income in Greenville.
From the article:
“Different folks, maybe at double or sometimes triple the income, are moving from other areas into the southeast,” said Belge.
Read the entire piece here.