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  • kermit60 Jan 23, 10:11 a.m.

    Great idea to retain teachers but what about the social workers, police, fire fighters, EMS etc. I'm sure they all would like the county to help them with housing also.

  • superman Jan 17, 7:36 p.m.

    There must be an abundance of double wides available.

  • carrboroyouth Jan 17, 7:25 p.m.

    Would you really want to live that close to your coworkers? ;]

    mmtlash, that is a great point. Perhaps a school bus for the teachers!

  • westernwake1 Jan 17, 6:14 p.m.

    This is an innovative concept. In many rural counties one of the reasons they can not hire the best teachers is that there are no apartment complexes designed for professionals that provide a safe & secure home located in the county. The only apartments available are Section 8 which teachers do not qualify for because their starting income is above the limits (This ignores that most Section 8 complexes are dangerous high crime areas and most teachers are females).

    I have one family member who was a teaching fellow and rejected offers from rural counties because she could not find safe housing in a 'professional' apartment complex anywhere in the county. This issue causes the loss (for the county) of some of the best teaching talent that our state has to offer.

    It is good to see Hoke moving forward with this idea.

  • mmtlash Jan 17, 6:08 p.m.

    Think of the carpooling possibilities!

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