No surprise: Workforce housing still elusive

21st July, 2016 by

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle County’s latest housing needs assessment came to the same conclusions as a 1972 study, a 1984 study, a 1999 study and a 2007 study, which are:1. There’s not enough workforce housing.2. It’s prohibitively expensive.A 1972 study said, “inflation in land development and building costs have priced new conventionally built housing beyond the economic means of an increasingly large proportion of Eagle County families.”A 1984 study found that 96.4 percent of the MLS listings — houses listed for sale in Eagle County — were “out of reach for the majority of local residents.”Then there’s the 1999 study …

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