Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice will host a public town hall meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Trinity Faith Christian Center Heritage Hall, 15516 New Road, Lewes, to discuss the state of workforce and affordable housing in Sussex County.
The interactive panel discussion will include industry professionals and state leaders exploring the need for affordable housing.
Questions to be addressed are: Where do all the teachers, medical technicians, police and hospitality workers live in Sussex County? Where and what affordable housing opportunities exist for the residents of Sussex County? What are the impediments to building affordable housing? Are there any plans for building affordable housing units in Delaware’s fastest growing county? What role will the state play in developing affordable housing? What housing is available to the unemployed and the underemployed, and where do they live?
Panelists include I.G. Burton, Sussex County Council member; Preston Schell, Sussex County developer; Amy Walls, assistant CRA director, Discover Bank; and Marlena Gibson, director of policy and planning, Delaware State Housing.
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