Mississippi could face a long-term shortage of affordable housing in the wake of rebuilding efforts from last year's Gulf Coast hurricanes if leaders don't take action now, a new report urges. Tens of thousands of Mississippi families whose homes were damaged or destroyed by hurricanes last year will have a hard time finding replacement housing in the state unless government and private sector leaders work to accelerate rebuilding of affordable housing, according to a RAND Corp. study released Thursday. The study, "Rebuilding Housing Along the Mississippi Coast," provides an overview of the region's housing needs and suggests a series of policy options for state and local officials to consider. Estimates in early January suggested that at least 80,000 housing units in Mississippi sustai...
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