housing

  • Locations: News Published

    Sopris Meadows plan proceeds on mixed vote

    By Dyana Furmansky

    In a 5-2 vote taken after testy exchanges Tuesday night, the Basalt Town Council gave approval to a sketch plan by Possumco LLC for the Sopris Meadows Subdivision Parcel 5, the last undeveloped residential parcel in Willits. Possumco’s chief, Michael Lipkin, developed Willitsread more →

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    Sopris Lodge delivers on convenience

    Sopris Lodge in Carbondale officially opened to residents on July 7. Located at 295 Rio Grande Avenue, just north of True Nature Healing Arts and next to the Rio Grande Trail, it consists of one building with 27 independent living apartments. With 24 memory care and 23 assisted living… read more →

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    What teachers could teach about housing solutions

    In 2015, voters approved a major bond issue for the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD), which, in part, resulted in $5 million per community being dedicated to affordable housing units for teachers.

    After the bond’s approval, RFSD formed the School District Housing Advisory Committee, consisting ofread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Turning mobile home parks into resident-owned communities

    By Jon Rubin-Fox

    MANAUS’ housing innovation project manager

    En español

    One of the oldest affordable housing programs in the nation is the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA), which manages over 3,000 rental and deed-restricted ownership units. Another factoid is that 60% of theread more →

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    Housing policy: from top to bottom

    Housing availability and affordability was pinched by the pandemic. While tenants struggled to pay their rent, landlords faltered on mortgage payments, thus creating a void in the housing market. Deep pockets filled the gap and, in this scenic valley, home prices skyrocketed as those with the capital toread more →

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    Facing the unhoused crisis

    Colorado is experiencing an unprecedented and deepening housing crisis. With the cost of this basic need steadily climbing in what’s already one of the most expensive states to live in, new arrivals and longtime locals alike face tough decisions. The end of a countrywide moratorium on eviction looms;read more →

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    Council approves condo purchase

    By Todd Hartley

    Health, both the COVID-related kind and the fiscal kind, took center stage at Tuesday night’s Basalt Town Council meeting, and while nothing is changing just yet on the COVID front, the outlook couldn’t be much sunnier on the town’s balance-sheet side. 

    People in Basalt… read more →