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.
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