An Unvarnished Look at Affordable Housing

Did you know that three-quarters of households are so poor that they qualify for government-subsidized housing but cannot get it due to lack of government funding? And when people pay too much for housing compared to their income, they don’t…

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New Exhibit Illustrates Impact of Evictions

A new exhibit at Washington, D.C.’s National Building Museum is based on Matthew Desmond’s book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” Desmond, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was last year’s speaker at the Pisgah Legal Services’ Poverty Forum. Hear…

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Who Is Lucky Enough to Receive Help?

For people living in poverty, how much of getting help with your housing is simply pure luck? How does the housing lottery system work? And why is housing treated differently? Listen to this podcast on NPR’s Planet Money.

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Asheville Housing Fair on Sept. 19

Are you interested in buying a home? Are you renting and would like to own? Need help paying your rent? Do you want to know how to improve your credit? Thinking about using your home as a vacation rental? Curious…

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Fall 2015 Newsletter

How does living in poverty affect our clients’ health? Here’s just one example. In our Fall Newsletter, De’Shae and her family says the mold in their rental apartment is making it difficult for them to breathe, but they don’t have…

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How Badly Do We Want Affordable Housing?

Pisgah Legal’s own Managing Attorney Robin Merrell is featured as a guest columnist as part of the Mountain Xpress series on Affordable Housing in Asheville. Here is her response to the question,”What would it take to solve the Asheville area’s…

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Summer 2015 Newsletter

How is Pisgah Legal Services helping residents of the Alpine Woods Resort with their struggle for decent and affordable housing? Read all about it, and much more, in our most recent newsletter.

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