Task force strives to define Jefferson City’s housing crisis

Capital City Housing Task Force's "Understanding the Housing Crisis" guest speaker, Sarah Owsley, Advocacy Director for Empower Missouri, speaks to those gathered at the N.H. Scheppers building.

Sarah Owsley wants everyone to know what affordable housing actually means.

"When I say affordable housing, it doesn't really mean anything," she said Monday night. "Affordable for whom?"

For extremely low-income households, meaning those who make less than 30 percent of the area median income, Missouri is at least 100,000 units of...