A Place to Call Home highlights need for homes that Alice can afford
The United Way Housing Alliance in Morris County has created a video that shows what affordable housing really is and how it fits into Morris County communities. Despite the recent decrease in housing prices, the cost of housing for 30 percent of Morris County households still remains out of reach.
Very low-income families and individuals of the ALICE population are finding it increasingly difficult to find and maintain affordable housing. These households earn between $20,000 and $60,000 annually. In order to afford a median-priced home in Morris County, a household would have to earn nearly $100,000 annually.
This problem affects every age group, from seniors who are being forced to move away to young adults who are unable to move back in after college. Many men and women who perform essential services — county and municipal workers, hospital staff, teachers’ aides, and retail clerks — cannot afford to live in Morris County. The creation of affordable housing supports these residents and employees.