RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT) — Onslow County officials say every project helps as they continue to work to find developers to produce more affordable housing complexes.

Winstead Place has broken ground for the construction of 92 affordable townhomes in Richlands.

“Of course, right now we have a shortage of new housing because of all the supply problems we’re having, the builders are having,” Real Estate Agent for the homes, Walter Whitehurst, said. “And of course, prices have been going up recently. And this would be an affordable price level for new homeowners.”

Onslow County Manager Sharon Griffin said projects like these continue to help in the long run.

“It may free up some other opportunities for other folks that are in our county,” Griffin said. “But it’s just the beginning. And obviously, we need a lot more options for young people, for people with lower income for retirees and really every…

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