The Isothermal Planning Commission held its first Regional Housing Summit on November 7, 2019, at the Rutherford Clubhouse. The Summit attracted over 65 participants from Polk, Cleveland, McDowell and Rutherford Counties to hear a market study on housing, housing availability and housing affordability in this region and how to develop a Regional Housing Strategy. Below are the presentations:
2019 Summit Presentations
The program was sponsored by the Isothermal Regional Councils Own Area Agency on Aging, the Isothermal Housing Authority (the Section 8 Program), the North Carolina Housing Coalition and the Western NC Housing Partnership. After hearing presentations participants worked in break out sessions to identify Housing Issues in the Region, Defining Affordable Housing and the barriers to creating Affordable Housing in the Region and how they could work together moving forward to create workable solutions in the four-county area.
Isothermal Regional Housing Data
The Isothermal Commission now has up to date housing data for the four (4) county region. The Reports on this data can be found for each county below:
New!!! Breakout Sessions from Housing Summit: A draft copy of the breakout sessions from each of the tables at the summit are now availible for review.
Break Out Session, Draft, Nov 7, 2019, Isothermal Housing Summit https://regionc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Isothermal-Housing-Summit-BREAKOUT-SESSIONS.11.7.2019.pdf