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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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COMMUNITY HOUSING: It’s a balancing act.

One might argue that Community Housing programs are unnecessary. " Let the free market forces level the playing field; do not engage in social engineering," is the cry heard most often. The problem with that point of view is that in order for the fee…
ARCH
September 14, 2017
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What is an affordability gap anyway?

An AFFORDABILITY GAP is the difference between the median selling price of homes and the amount purchasers (earning median household income) can afford to pay for them. Normally, purchasers with fixed wages are limited to a target purchase price of roughly 3 times their annual…
ARCH
September 5, 2017
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Not From Our Mouth

We love when we get glimpses of articles that don’t come from us that speak to the need of affordable housing in the Wood River Valley. On April 26th, the Idaho Mountain Express wrote a fantastic article about having affordable housing as a top priority.…
ARCH
May 2, 2017
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR GENERAL CONTRACTOR SERVICES

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK The proposed project will consist of 8 townhome units in two buildings in Hailey, Idaho. The community will be constructed on approximately 1+ acres of land currently under contract. The project will be comprised of two townhome buildings each townhome unit…
ARCH
April 29, 2017
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Voted in Favor!

We’ve had some exciting news happen this past week. On Monday, March 27th, the Hailey City council voted in favor to rezone a half-acre acre lot in South Woodside subdivision from the Recreational Greenbelt to General Residential Zone to facilitate construction of a rental housing…
ARCH
April 1, 2017