A valleywide coalition is purchasing and renovating abandoned homes and schools to reduce the region’s affordable housing crisis.
Colorado tried to protect people who live in mobile home parks. A Gunnison community fell through the cracks.
The new owner of the renamed Ski Town Village hasn’t filled the potholes, cut the trees that threaten to fall on homes, or fixed the spotty water supply. But he has raised rents by 73%.
Aspen City Council limits short-term rentals, imposes fees on home construction and eases path for affordable housing
The Aspen City Council this week approved strict regulations limiting short-term rentals and easing the process for developing affordable housing, concluding seven months of work to rein in a real estate market frenzy that has homes selling for as much as $6,000 a square foot. “Are we a community or a commodity?” Aspen councilor Rachel […]
VIDEO: Solutions to the Affordable Housing Crisis
From the mountains to the cities to the plains, Colorado is dealing with an affordable housing crisis. Colorado Sun reporters Tatiana Flowers and Jennifer Brown talked with experts to learn what’s working and what isn’t when it comes to creating affordable housing options. We’ll talk zoning, public-private partnerships and government incentives. Panelists included Brian Connolly, […]
Vail Resorts promises to fight Town of Vail after council condemns parcel planned for affordable housing
The largest resort operator in North America is going to war with its namesake town. The Vail town council late Tuesday voted to condemn a parcel where Vail Resorts plans to spend $17 million to build affordable housing for 165 workers. Dozens of Vail Resorts executives, employees and managers crammed into the council’s chambers Tuesday […]
Opinion: Renters deserve a place in Colorado’s affordable-housing strategy
The Colorado General Assembly is considering a slate of bills based on the recommendations of the state’s Affordable Housing Transformational Task Force that would collectively direct just over $400 million in federal and state resources to addressing Colorado’s affordable housing crisis. Many policymakers and advocates have focused on directing these funds to build new, affordable […]
Desperate for affordable homes, teachers in Colorado’s high country turn to Habitat for Humanity
GYPSUM — Brenda Saucedo has lived in Eagle County all her life, but with housing prices that have become out of reach and a daughter to care for, the place she considers home once left her homeless. Three years ago, Saucedo, of Gypsum, turned to a shelter while figuring out how to piece together a […]
Town of Vail moves to condemn parcel where Vail Resorts plans affordable housing project
VAIL — The Vail town council on Tuesday voted 4-3 to condemn a parcel where Vail Resorts plans to build affordable housing, citing concerns over the impact of development in winter habitat for a herd of bighorn sheep. A final vote in early May could prevent any development on the 23 acres owned by the […]
Vail Resorts plans big investment in affordable housing. Town of Vail promises a fight.
Vail Resorts last week announced plans to fast-track four housing projects at resorts in Utah, British Columbia, Vermont and Vail, adding 875 units for the company’s workers as part of a promise made last month to refocus on employees with more pay and housing. The projects will be somewhat easy at Park City Mountain Resort, […]
Opinion: I’m a developer. I support Denver’s emerging affordable-housing regulations
I’m a Denverite, a developer of housing and a member of the Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department’s Expanding Housing Affordability initiative. I see it as my obligation to positively influence how growth alters our city and impacts everyone already living here, regardless of income level. I understand that for many people in Denver and […]