Murfreesboro has been recently ranked by Money Magazine as the 19th best place to live in the country, but is the Nashville housing crisis spreading to our city and other parts of the state?
ThinkTennessee will address this question and more in an Oct. 2 program on housing affordability hosted by the local League of Women Voters at the Heritage Center, 225 W. College St.
The public is invited to attend. The free program, which begins at 6:30, is preceded by an arrive-anytime mingle and refreshments from 6:00 to 6:30.
Statewide, ThinkTennessee research shows that quality housing for both renters and homeowners is becoming both more scarce and more expensive, and wage increases aren't keeping up with housing costs.
Both low- and moderate-income households are impacted. ThinkTennessee has recently developed, with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, a policy briefing to help citizens and leaders better understand and address these trends.
ThinkTennessee is a 501c(3) think tank dedicated to the vision that public policy should focus on building ladders of opportunity for Tennesseans.
This nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization empowers leaders from across the state and both sides of the aisle to take action on pragmatic ideas that create civic and economic opportunity and move our state forward.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. For more information about this program and the League, visit lwvrutherford.org.