- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BREVARD, N.C. (AP) - A city council in western North Carolina has approved a resolution endorsing a tiny house initiative as a way to increase the amount of affordable housing.

The Times-News of Hendersonville reported (https://bit.ly/1OBVsq7) the Brevard City Council passed the resolution Monday. The initiative is a project of the United Way of Transylvania County to encourage Brevard residents to build homes of less than 800 square feet on their property.

The county’s rental market is so tight that service workers have a hard time finding affordable housing.

Housing Director Don Rogers of the United Way says a Brevard homeowner can expect to spend around $30,000 to build their own tiny house from scratch, or up to $60,000 for a pre-assembled model. He says they could charge rent of about $500 a month.

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Information from: Times-News, https://www.blueridgenow.com

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