Working toward affordable housing in Mesa County

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

There could be more affordable housing available to Mesa County residents in the future.

It's part of a plan that was presented to residents Thursday morning at Two Rivers Convention Center.

It's being developed by the Grand Valley Housing Strategy Steering Committee which is made up of both private and public entities.

Members of that committee say there's a need for affordable housing.

They say early as two years ago, a "starter" home was priced at $250,000.

The group says people don’t start buying houses in that price range so now the focus is smaller zoning, higher density, smaller houses and more affordable houses.

But they say it’ll take time.

The plan aims to identify gaps in housing options, analyze who can best address those problems, and create plans to ensure Mesa County communities have affordable housing now and in the future.

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