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Blaine County wages do not support Blaine County home costs.

Recently the Mountain Express published an article highlighting low unemployment and associated wages.  The article touched on housing however the chart below clearly links the published wages to housing.  It is noteworthy that the largest employment sector (Leisure / Hospitality) at 31% of the reported…
ARCH
January 15, 2019
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Tax Reform — Federal Policy Impacting Affordable Housing

For the first time, the National Association of Home Builders has agreed to support converting the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) to a tax credit. By shifting the MID to a tax credit, all tax payers, not only those who itemize, can benefit. The tax credit…
ARCH
November 7, 2017
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The Housing Affordability Pickle

The Housing Affordability Pickle Valley cities face a complex puzzle of jobs, housing, and long-term viability "If jobs-versus - rentals in the classifieds are a kind of balance sheet to economic health, the situation is totally out of whack considering the discrepancy in column inches…
ARCH
October 18, 2017
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We are NOT the national norm.

The City of Sun Valley successfully amends the definition of "Housing Burden" to fit our community. The City of Sun Valley pays competitive wages. City employees earn more than area median income making them ineligible for homes managed by the housing authority. Yet housing costs…
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October 25, 2017
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Oak Street Update

In early March we wrote an article about the new affordable housing being completed in Bellevue. This project has been an awesome addition of housing to the valley, and we’re looking forward to the projects that we have in our future. The landscaping on two…
ARCH
May 9, 2017
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Housing Workshop — Having the Best for You

We recently read an article published by the MacArthur Foundation, regarding their recent sponsorship of a workshop on housing for journalists. This specific article had a couple of powerful messages, but the one that spoke to us most, is that housing impacts many social areas,…
ARCH
May 16, 2017