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
- 2019 Housing Data Presentation
- 2019 North Carolina Housing Coalition Data
- 2019 IPDC Housing Summit Presentation
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:
- Cleveland County
- McDowell County
- Polk County
- Rutherford County
- American Census Housing Data on Isothermal Region
- Isothermal Region Addendum
- North Carolina Addendum
A Synopsis of the Breakout Sessions from Housing Summit is now available. Click on IPDC Housing Summit Synopsis for the report.
Isothermal Housing Task Force
The Isothermal Housing Task Force is made up of nonprofit, government, and community leaders around the Isothermal region. The Housing Task Force’s goal is to study the issue of affordable housing in the four-county region, consult with housing industry experts, and explore ways the region’s municipalities and government sectors can protect existing opportunities for quality, stable, and affordable housing for residents and extend those opportunities.
See the Task Force’s regional plan below or click here to download the PDF.Isothermal-Housing-Task-Force-Regional-Plan-3.12.21-signed