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Study: Culpeper lacks affordable housing for poor

Tuesday - 9/3/2013, 8:20am  ET

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) -- Affordable housing for very low-income families, disabled residents and seniors is scarce in Culpeper.

A recent study shows that only 26 rental units in Culpeper charge less than $500 a month, and none are vacant. Another 630 rental units charge less than $700 a month but there are only eight vacancies.

The study by the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission says about 1,000 households in Culpeper can only afford to pay less than $450 a month for housing. Another 500 households can afford to pay less than $725.

The Culpeper Star-Exponent says the study also found that about 200 of 15,000 dwelling units in the town were vacant or uninhabitable.

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Information from: Culpeper Star-Exponent, http://www.starexponent.com


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