Tag: affordable housing

By Stefanie Jackson – An Alabama professor of architecture introduced a different way of thinking about what makes housing affordable when he spoke at the Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition’s second annual housing summit held online Sept. 25. Rusty Smith, of Auburn University in east Alabama, is a director of...
By Stefanie Jackson – Five candidates for the Cape Charles town council participated in an online forum May 9 and explained their positions on numerous issues including the struggling town harbor, tourism, jobs, and affordable housing. The participating candidates were Steve Bennett, a current town councilman who holds degrees in...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton County officials and community leaders have come together to take action on the Eastern Shore’s lack of affordable housing. The initiative began at a September housing summit organized by Ava Wise and sponsored by Sen. Lynwood Lewis. The group committed itself to quarterly meetings,...
Story by Stefanie Jackson – Photo by Connie Morrison – The lack of affordable housing on the Eastern Shore has long been acknowledged by Accomack and Northampton elected officials, yet a regional housing needs assessment has not been conducted in nearly 20 years, attendees learned during a housing summit...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore citizens and civic leaders got the opportunity on April 23 to ask a panel of state and local politicians what government is doing about current issues, at the Eggs and Issues breakfast organized by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. The panel featured Sen....