Priced Out, an occasional series to be published through 2020, explores what community leaders and residents have identified as among the top problems facing Galveston — a limited and shrinking stock of affordable housing, sharply rising housing costs and the challenges those pose for working people wanting to live on the island.
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Since Hurricane Ike in 2008, changes on the island have altered the housing landscape, pricing many renters and first-time buyers our of the market. Is there anything to be done to reverse this trend?
Rents for year-round residents are high because the cost of owning and maintaining a property on the island is constantly climbing, apartment owners and managers say.
2 updates to this series since
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- 29-year-old inmate dies at Texas City Jail
- Man who died in Texas City police custody identified
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- One dead in crash that knocked out electrical power
- Man killed Monday in Texas City crash identified
- Movie theater drama plays out in Galveston County, Gilhooley's gets gussied up
- One killed in Friday morning Santa Fe crash
- Second man indicted in 2018 La Marque killing
- Man sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault