Durango’s Fort Lewis College Confronts Housing Crunch for Students, Faculty and Staff

The school is turning to civic partners and its own land for solutions.
Animas Hall
Animas Hall is a recently-built residence facility at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. (Mark Duggan/KSUT)


Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, has seen one of largest increases in their freshman class size in years. That’s putting a strain on campus student housing, and it also comes at a time when the college is trying to tackle workforce housing issues. Now, officials are turning to several possible solutions to create housing for both students and college staff. Sarah Flower reports for KSUT in Ignacio.

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This story is part of a collaborative reporting project between the Solutions Journalism Network and Rocky Mountain Community Radio highlighting affordable housing solutions across the Mountain West.


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About Sarah Flower

Sarah Flower is a reporter for KSUT public radio in Ignacio, Colorado. She's reported on health, housing, and the environment in the Four Corners Region.

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