County Officials to Examine Ways to Provide More Affordable Housing

Kimberly McGuane
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Image of development near Kennett High School via Fran Maye, Digital First Media.

Chester County officials will examine ways to provide more affordable housing in the county during a December planning meeting, writes Fran Maye for the Daily Local News.

The problem is a growing one in one of the nation’s wealthiest counties. Currently, housing seems elusive to all but those with a six-figure household income. Especially affected are minimum wage workers and those who only finished high school.

“For those relocating to Chester County, for young people starting their careers, and seniors downsizing, the affordability question is daunting,” said real estate entrepreneur Crosby Wood.

He said that finding solutions to the issue with affordably priced housing would enhance the future of Chester County.

“Roadway congestion can be reduced as commuting times will be lessened; communities can be more diverse; and employers can be able to attract the best workers more readily,” he said.

The event, during which possible solutions will be discussed, will be organized by Chester County 2020 on Dec. 13 at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern. The public is invited to attend.

Read more about affordable housing in Chester County in the Daily Local News here.

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