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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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What is the difference between ARCH and BCHA?

ARCH and BCHA divide the tasks of delivering affordable housing in Blaine County between development and stewardship. ARCH develops affordable housing. Once homes are completed, BCHA matches households on the waiting list with available homes. They also provide ongoing property management and compliance monitoring. Put…
teagen palmer
October 3, 2017
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Who are the applicants?

Resort Personnel — Everyone from the folks that left the mint on your uncles pillow when he stayed at the lodge to the ski patrol person that rescued you with a toboggan when you blew your ACL in the bowls. Emergency Personnel — Right.. the guy…
ARCH
September 20, 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