Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Affordable housing reexamined in Summit County

According to Mountainlands Community Housing Trust Director Scott Loomis, a committee has been formed by the Summit County Council that includes residents and Summit County planning staff that is charged with creating a new needs assessment survey to identify specific housing needs in the area. Based on the previous survey, the County Council began requiring all new developments to provide workforce housing. But Loomis said that the old survey may have misidentified what kind of affordable housing was needed.

According to Loomis, there are currently 575 affordable housing units that have been approved and an additional 152 affordable housing units that are in the process of being built as part of the Boyer Research Park at Kimball Junction. ParkRecord