Boulder County cities, towns eye regional approach to affordable housing – Boulder Daily Camera

Over the coming several months, Boulder County’s local governments are expected to consider signing off on, and participating in, a coordinated regional approach to addressing affordable housing needs…

“A regional approach is the way to solve the affordable housing problem,” said Boulder City Council member Mary Young. She said the proposal presented to her, Boulder Council member Jan Burton and other municipal representatives attending Wednesday’s Consortium of Cities meeting, “is a good start,” but it “could use some tweaking.”

Young said the draft regional plan should do more to recognize the relationships between residents’ housing and transportation needs and expenses, for example, and should not focus exclusively on the percentages of people’s income being spent on rental housing.

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