Big Ideas series: Group projects, swaps may help with housing

28th December, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

EAGLE COUNTY — Local paramedic Jennie Thorne has lived in the Vail Valley for nearly eight years, but this October, she was finally able to hit a milestone she hadn’t thought was possible — she became a homeowner.Thorne and her fiance recently purchased a townhome in the Wildridge neighborhood of Avon, and even though it’s what she calls a “fixer-upper,” she’s optimistic about the purchase because it means they’ll have roots in the valley, where she hopes to stay for a long time.Thorne’s situation is similar to many other mid-to-lower income Eagle County residents who struggle to find affordable housing, …

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