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James City housing task force discusses community engagement at first meeting

James City housing task force discusses community engagement at first meeting

The Jame City County Workforce Housing task force kicked off its effort to explore local housing issues with a call for accessibility and community engagement Tuesday.

In 2016, a county housing study determined too few places exist for low- and moderate-income residents. The task force was formed to further explore the issues regarding housing and determine whether to implement the study’s recommendations.

The county’s housing study found 29 percent of county workers earn $7.81 per hour ($1,354 per month), or $16,248 per year if they work full-time. In 2016, the median gross rent (rent plus utilities) was estimated at $1,148 per month in James City, according to the...

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