Property assessor warns of rental housing crisis

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 24, 2022 1:29 PM CT | Published: June 23, 2022 4:45 PM CT
<strong>Shelby County Assessor of Property Melvin Burgess (with Shelby County Trustee Regina Morrison Newman) on Thursday, June 23, called for help with the county's housing crisis. Over the past two years, large investors have purchased more than 7,000 single-family homes in the county.</strong> (Daja E. Henry/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Assessor of Property Melvin Burgess (with Shelby County Trustee Regina Morrison Newman) on Thursday, June 23, called for help with the county's housing crisis. Over the past two years, large investors have purchased more than 7,000 single-family homes in the county. (Daja E. Henry/Daily Memphian)

“We will lose young professionals, new college grads and young families to surrounding areas of other cities where there is substantial affordable housing available.”

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County Assessor Melvin Burgess affordable housing Regina Morrison Newman The Works Inc. Roshun Austin
Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and currently is a general assignment reporter. 


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