Decrying lack of affordable housing

A member of Oconee Planning Commission, Pat Williams, decried a lack of affordable housing this week that excludes a segment of the county’s population.  Williams, an at-large planning commissioner, brought to the attention of his colleagues a communication that he received from a friend of his in real estate, which stated, that currently there’s a lack of houses for sale under $200 thousand that come with three bedrooms and two bathrooms – at least not on a current, active MLS report.  The conclusion Williams draws is that the commission should focus on preserving property and curtailing some building – which could be an incentive toward new low income housing.