January 15, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 3

Local Housing Crunch: It's Real And It's Documented

Something that may not be a shock to some is that housing in Glasgow may be hard to come by. The growth policy Glasgow has developed shows that there is a lack in affordable housing in the area.

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Key findings in the report show that in 2010 around 85 percent of housing in Glasgow was built prior to 1976. The percentage of home ownership was also lower here than in the state and nation. Glasgow’s rate of ownership is at 63.2 percent, while the state sits at 68 percent and the nation at 65.1 percent.

Another number found in the report shows that 78 percent of the housing is for single fami...

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