Apr 10, 2007 — The relatively low cost of housing in the North Country draws people to the area. But for people with below-average income, finding a home, even here, is tough. Over the past few years, the military brought thousands of families to Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties to work at Fort Drum. That's made it even harder for low-income civilians to buy a house. Not-for-profits are trying to help. North Country Affordable Housing has been working with people in the three counties for 20 years. Executive Director Barbara Willis says the challenges remain, but this year things are looking up, mainly because of a boost in operating funds in the state budget. Jonathan Brown asked her how low-income people are faring in the current real-estate market.