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Study: Culpeper Lacks Affordable Housing for Poor

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - Affordable housing for very low-income families, disabled residents and seniors is scarce in Culpeper.

A recent study shows that only 26 rental units in Culpeper charge less than $500 a month, and none are vacant. Another 630 rental units charge less than $700 a month but there are only eight vacancies.

The study by the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission says about 1,000 households in Culpeper can only afford to pay less than $450 a month for housing. Another 500 households can afford to pay less than $725.

The Culpeper Star-Exponent says the study also found that about 200 of 15,000 dwelling units in the town were vacant or uninhabitable.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Information from: Culpeper Star-Exponent, http://www.starexponent.com

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