Housing study part of larger strategy for City of Globe

Globe Economic Development Director Linda Oddonetto during a presentation on the Cobre Valley Collaborative to Globe City Council on Feb. 26 regular meeting. The collaborative is working to establish a 3-year strategic plan focused on housing, recreation and educational opportunities for the Cobre Valley Region. / Photo by Carol Broeder / Silver Belt

 

By David Abbott | Silver Belt

A dozen members of the community gathered at Cobre Valley Medical Center last week to talk about the state of housing in the Globe-Miami area, and the prognosis is there is a housing crisis in the community.

In addition to the blight affecting much of the region, particularly in the unincorporated areas between Globe and Miami, there is a shortage of both low-income and professional family level housing as well as available rental properties.

“It’s every type of housing,” group leader Stacey Herrera Murry, owner of Kachina Properties in Globe, said. “[This is] a community effort: Talking about and trying to determine what we need and how we’re going to go out and get it.”

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