Aspen Ideas: Health Engaging Local Issues Series: The Roaring Fork Valley isn’t meeting the demand for affordable housing, not only for low-income residents, but for households earning well over the region’s average median income. It’s a problem that echoes across the country, as the feds cut funding for affordable housing and gentrification and displacement becomes commonplace. Housing instability and poor housing conditions are personal health stressors that can also wound the community fabric. Tax incentives, housing developments for families and retirees, efforts to preserve existing affordable housing (such as Pitkin’s County’s purchase of a mobile home park), and employee-sponsored housing are all possible solutions. What’s the healthiest way to house our community?
- 2019 Health