Town Hall: Asheville's Housing Crisis

Fletcher, N.C. -WLOS ABC 13 is hosting a "Your Voice, Your Future" Town Hall November 17th at 8:00pm. It will be held at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center. The topic is the "Asheville's Housing Crisis."

The purpose of the Town Hall is to address concerns the residents of Asheville have about finding affordable places to live. Can the average person who works in a restaurant Downtown afford to live Downtown? Is obtaining the "American Dream" realistic anymore for struggling families?

The program will cap off a week of special reports by News 13 Investigative Reporter Jennifer Emert. She has spent weeks researching and interviewing experts on the subject. Many of the issues she will address in her reporting will be part of the discussion.

We hope by having this conversation, there will be a better understanding of what housing options are available in Asheville now and in the future.

The panel of experts include:

Scott Dedman: Executive Director, Mountain Housing Opportunities

Chip Kassinger: Founder Kassinger Development Group

Gordon Smith: Asheville City Council (Chair of the Housing and Development Committee)

Sen. Terry Van Duyn: (D) 49th District of NC

The moderators for the event will be WLOS Anchor, Frank Fraboni and Investigative Reporter, Jennifer Emert.

The live program starts at 8:00pm. It will last 60 minutes and will be streamed live our website and broadcast live on channel 13.3.

The event is FREE and open to the public. To reserve seats, email

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