Indiana County housing issues
October 02, 2013 10:51 AM

While it’s clear that housing concerns in the county vary, as the Indiana County Housing Study progresses, several key issues are emerging:

• Aging baby boomers face concerns relating to maintenance of older homes and a lack of housing options that can easily accommodate the needs of an older person.

• Single-family homes have been and continue to be converted into student rental units as education institutions such as IUP and WyoTech change and grow.

• Sprawl is occurring in some areas — this is where land development continues while population growth stays flat. Such development can put a strain on existing infrastructure and resources.

• The Marcellus shale industry’s temporary and transient workers may impact the hotel and rental markets.

Source: Indiana County Housing Study, Mullin, Lonergan & Associates

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