This week on the Sunday Story Podcast, LINK nky’s Campbell County reporter Haley Parnell dives into affordable housing in Northern Kentucky. Enjoy this story two ways – listen below or read the full story here.
In July 2022, notices to vacate were posted at one of the last “very affordable” places to live in Newport, leaving residents in 232 units to find somewhere else to go.
One of those residents was Morgan Mullins, who moved into Victoria Square at the beginning of 2019 with her two kids. She was making $12 an hour at the time, more than the federal and Kentucky minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour. She said that, after an extensive search, it was the one place she could afford.
“I picked that place because it was very affordable compared to anything else in the area,” Mullins told LINK nky.
For Mullins and other Northern Kentuckians struggling to find affordable housing, the Victoria Square situation illustrates an issue that local nonprofits and housing organizations say is growing: More people have to seek assistance to meet the basic need of covering their rent and utilities.
The Sunday Story by LINK nky is a deep dive into Northern Kentucky issues that impact our communities. This podcast will address important topics that require a closer look. You can experience this story in two ways; read or listen.