City Of Carroll Searching For Ways To Overcome Housing Shortage
11 Mar 2021
Regional housing studies and solutions to shortages have been a topic of conversation for many years, but City Manager, Mike Pogge-Weaver, gave a presentation to the Carroll City Council Monday on this topic and expanded on it during a live interview with Carroll Broadcasting. He says this is not an isolated problem. Housing availability continues to be a challenge across the state. When he moved to Carroll in 2016, there were about 60 houses on the market in Carroll, that was about 1.9 percent of owner-occupied housing. However, studies have suggested that a community should have five to seven percent vacancy for a healthy market. At this point in time, the number is down to 10 houses for sale, representing around .3 percent of available properties. This compounds another economic issue, low unemployment in the Carroll area.