Schools, Buncombe County work on housing for teachers

(Asheville Citizen-Times) Buncombe County is working with city and county schools on a project to provide affordable housing for teachers. “As we all know, Asheville is a very expensive place to live especially for beginning teachers,” said Asheville City Schools Superintendent Pamela Baldwin. Baldwin said one of things school officials hear most often from new teachers is “We aren’t able to find housing we can afford.” This project involves apartments to be built on county-owned land in the Erwin community near West Buncombe Elementary School, according to Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene. The county and the two school systems plan to partner with Eblen Charities.

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