Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

It’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This graphic shows just a few facts from the recent Greenville County Affordable Housing study. Residents really shouldn’t spend more than 30% of their income on housing. Unfortunately, many do. And they’re living on the edge, forced to choose between basic necessities like purchasing food, paying rent, or going to the doctor. The median rent in SC has increased significantly, and wages for many jobs have not increased at comparable rates. Municipalities across the state are beginning to address this issue in a number of ways. Simpsonville must do the same. I look forward to working on that over my next term. You can read more about #affordablehousing on the #Jenn4Ward3 blog here: