GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The Senate Housing Committee meets next
week in the Mississippi Delta, a region where affordable housing is
The legislative committee will hold a hearing Monday, beginning
at 6 p.m. at the Greenville Higher Education Center.
According to the U.S. Census, nearly 1 in 3 Washington County
households shoulder a "housing cost burden," which means they
spend more than 30 percent of their incomes on housing.
Sen. Robert Jackson of Marks said that some residents try to
save money on housing by living in poorly maintained homes or
crowding too many people into one residence.
Members of the committee will spend Monday visiting
organizations across the Delta that help residents find affordable
housing before holding the hearing.
ohn Grogan (Harpemation from; Delta Democrat Times, http://www.ddtonline.com
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