Leonard H. Craver

Leonard H. Craver
Leonard H. "Tony" Craver

Friday, June 22, 2018

DID YOU KNOW


         Did you know that 20 people per day are moving to Durham? Where are we putting them, you ask? Last year Durham added 4,316 new housing units. That sounds impressive until you do the math. Durham added 7,000 new residents. On a per capita basis, only three cities in the U S are gaining  people faster than Durham.  Durham spends a lot of time and money on trying to create affordable housing, a noble goal. However, Durham is not keeping up with supplying enough housing for all of those people who want to live here. It can be a vicious cycle when the demand for housing causes rapid upgrading of the housing units in the inner city to take care of the new folks in an area where living used to be cheap. The result is that there  are no places for the less fortunate to go.