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Experts have suggested the region needs thousands of affordable homes yearly for the next decade to mitigate the ongoing crisis and keep up with population growth. Municipal governments and a handful of nonprofits and private companies are trying to tackle the monstrous effort but seem to be coming up short with just a handful of units annually.
Hundreds of LGBTQ residents in the tri-county region fear they'll lose their jobs over their sexual orientation, lack access to quality and informed healthcare, and have been physically and verbally attacked in public, according to a recent survey released by a local advocacy group.
Boasting one its busiest days on record Saturday, fair attendance and traffic are yet another byproduct of the tri-county's explosive growth.