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Monday, October 31, 2022

New housing report highlights how hard it is to find affordable housing in Charlestown

If you want a rental, forget it. If you want to buy, you need to make $116K

By Will Collette

One of the big 2022 election issues is affordable housing, or rather the lack of it, thanks to the immovable resistance of the Charlestown Citizens Alliance. Kids who grew up in Charlestown can't afford to stay, new families can't buy or rent unless they earn big bucks and the town population continues to age. 

Here are the hard numbers on Charlestown from the newly released HousingWorksRI 2022 Fact Book. Read the full report on the state of the state HERE.