Rural America has experienced significant disruptions in its labor force and population due in part to automation in its most vulnerable industries; but the solution to thriving America’s rural towns could be found in history.
Several new housing development projects are either underway or are being planned in Carson City, Nevada. This comes just as the city’s housing needs are at an all-time high. A new study by Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) estimates that Carson City has a population of 54,997, with 21,692 households. The median housing value is $241,921 and median rent in Carson City is $927/month.
It is difficult to discuss income inequality without including affordable housing. With rising housing costs surpassing wage growth, low-income earners could be forced to spend half of their paychecks on rent by 2025
A recent study conducted by the non-partisan California Budget and Policy Center, examined what it costs to support a family in California. According to the report, Kern County, considered the second most inexpensive place to live in California, is not as affordable as previously thought.
An affordable housing development for local farmworkers and their families in Woodland recently received the World Habitat Award, one of only two awards United Nations-Habitat gives annually.