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Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
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Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
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The next time the cicadas will emerge like this won’t take place until the year 2245. Photo used with permission from Sagar Vasnani via Unsplash.
Rare cicada emergence event occurs across the U.S.
Max Spiegel, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
2024: Summer playlist
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Valentina Garcia and Mason ClineMay 31, 2024
Concerts are a central part of a night out upon which other events should be based off of.
Summer concerts to look forward to
Armaan Minhas, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
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Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
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Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
The next time the cicadas will emerge like this won’t take place until the year 2245. Photo used with permission from Sagar Vasnani via Unsplash.
Rare cicada emergence event occurs across the U.S.
Max Spiegel, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
2024: Summer playlist
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Valentina Garcia and Mason ClineMay 31, 2024
Concerts are a central part of a night out upon which other events should be based off of.
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Armaan Minhas, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
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Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
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Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
The next time the cicadas will emerge like this won’t take place until the year 2245. Photo used with permission from Sagar Vasnani via Unsplash.
Rare cicada emergence event occurs across the U.S.
Max Spiegel, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
2024: Summer playlist
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Valentina Garcia and Mason ClineMay 31, 2024
Concerts are a central part of a night out upon which other events should be based off of.
Summer concerts to look forward to
Armaan Minhas, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
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Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events

Cary’s housing crisis

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Houses in certain areas demands are high while supplies are low, while poverty areas have high inventory and low demand. Photo used with permission from Breno Assis via Unsplash.

Housing mortgages and homeownership costs have skyrocketed throughout the years, leading to higher consumer demand and low supply. The housing crisis affects individuals, families and communities, particularly in rapidly urbanizing regions near the Triangle area. Experts say that understanding the foundational causes of the housing issue as well as its implications and possible solutions can result in a more resilient economy. 

Supply and demand imbalance is one of the leading causes of the housing crisis. Population growth and rapid urbanization are leading to housing shortages and inflated prices. According to Mortgage Reports, benchmark interest rates have risen 5% since rate hikes starting in 2022.  

Individuals in Cary who are looking to buy their first home are now reconsidering such an option due to the lack of affordable housing options, particularly in neighborhoods with high demand for space — like in Cary. 

Green Hope student Rafik Khismatov (‘24) touched upon how moving into a new apartment was a difficult process in this current state of the economy. “Moving into a new apartment was definitely different from 10 years ago. Interest rates have gone up, as well as rent payments making our family budget our money carefully. I remember as a kid how our rent was way cheaper and now inflation caused it to go up by 40.7 percent,” he said. 

High housing costs can financially strain families, leading to debt accumulation and financial insecurity. Another Green Hope student, David Molina (‘24), shared his experience on how his family handled the housing issues in Cary. “Moving from Charlotte to Cary, our family started by researching affordable housing options. Once we found a home in our budget, we decided to seek out government assistance programs and also decided to cut down costs on other things that we don’t need,” he said.  

The housing crisis can have a noticeable impact on communities, as families are forced to relocate from foreclosure, causing certain individuals to struggle to afford paying for their homes. 

Moving into a new apartment was definitely different from 10 years ago. Interest rates have gone up, as well as rent payments making our family budget our money carefully.

— Rafik Khismatov (‘24)

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Jason is a senior at Green Hope High School and this is his first year on the GH Falcon staff. He is originally from Manhattan, New York. In Jason’s free time, he enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and going on runs with his dog, Ruffles. In the future, Jason hopes to attain an MBA.
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