Survey finds Johnson County’s need for affordable housing is growing

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Survey finds Johnson County’s need for affordable housing is growing

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https://shawneemissionpost.com/2020/09/ ... ns-100187/
Hasse noted that finding the right housing options to meet the needs of empty nesters and young families will be key to the county’s future.

Other initial findings of the study:

- There’s a “log jam” of people moving through the various stages of housing — from rentals to startup homes to homes for raising a family, and finally to homes for retirement and aging.
- Johnson County has experienced “tremendous” growth from the 1990s to present day. By 2030, the county may have 88,800 new residents; at 2.5 people per household, that means almost 36,000 new housing units will be needed.
- Preservation of single-family homes and other housing stock is one strategy to address affordable housing in Johnson County.

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