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Housing Workshop: Moving In, Moving Out, and Moving Over

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


There is a wave of change coming to rural America. On average, 30% of our homes are owned by people over the age of 75. Another 45% are owned by the Baby Boomers. This means that almost three quarters of our owner-occupied housing supply will turn over during the next 20 years. The supply, and demand, of these homes will change the face of our rural communities.

There are complexities involved here that require a broad examination of the trends related to people moving in, moving out, and moving over that have far-reaching consequences. Aspects of change related to these trends — such as workforce housing, a tight labor market, and changing residential preferences — will be discussed. At the end of this event you can’t say you don’t see this coming!

All are welcome. This information is especially pertinent to senior citizens and their families; economic development groups, housing, and government agencies; health care officials; real estate and property managers; construction and housing developers.

Keynote Speaker:

Benjamin Winchester, Rural Sociologist

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality

(320) 293-4415



March 28
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Hinton Rural Life Center
2330 Hinton Center Rd
Hayesville, NC 28904 United States
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