As population grows in Tupelo, housing becomes an issue

Tupelo's population seems to be growing, making it harder for residents to find places to live.

Posted: Apr 1, 2019 7:50 PM
Updated: Apr 2, 2019 9:07 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo's population seems to be growing, making it harder for residents to find places to live.

According to the American Community Survey, Tupelo is one of the top 10 fastest growing cities in Mississippi with 38,114 people counted in 2019.

"With the population growth and the city tearing old complexes down, they could be putting their money to other places for people to live," resident Zykeria Fair said.

Gum Tree Property Management, which owns a lot of apartment complexes in the area, also agreed. They see it has been an issue in the area.

Residents said the apartments and places that are available are too expensive for most to afford.

"It's very frustrating to find an affordable place to live, especially for a low-income family," Tempest Banks said.

According to the Daily Journal, a new upscale apartment complex is in the works to be built near Interstate 22 and McCullough Boulevard.

The tentative name is "Gateway." There is no price range on these homes or an estimated time of when they will be built just yet.

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