A lot of people are burdened by the cost of housing in the Charlottesville area. Area median income is one of the tools that helps sort out which remedies are most effective for people of different income levels. Plus, decades of what University of Virginia students wrote in Alderman Library, all over its walls.
Emily Hays grew up in Charlottesville and graduated from Yale in 2016. She covered growth, development, and affordable living. Before writing for Charlottesville Tomorrow, she produced a podcast on education and caste in Maharashtra, India.