The Challenge

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The lack of affordable and accessible housing for low, moderate and middle-income households is identified as the most problematic issue among Boulder County employers, business owners and community members.

 

The lack of housing options forces employees to commute long distances and some job seekers to reject or ignore employment opportunities in our community.

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WORKFORCE HOUSING GOAL:

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INCREASE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Engage the business community in practical solutions to double the number of rental housing and home ownership units for the low and middle-income workforce in Boulder County through acquisition and new construction.

KEY STRATEGIES:

  • Advocate for elimination of regulatory and procedural barriers to affordable and timely development.

  • Demonstrate innovative workforce housing opportunities through pilot housing project.

  • Educate our community on the negative impacts of workforce housing scarcity.

  • Provide regional business leadership on workforce housing policy.