A legislative committee in Cheyenne took action today on two bills that could profoundly affect Jackson and its housing crisis.
The Joint Corporations Committee rejected Jackson Rep. Mike Yin’s empty homes bill. That legislation would have charged homeowners a fee for homes that are unoccupied for at least six months out of the year and incentivized them to rent their properties to local workers.
The committee also approved a bill that housing advocates are deeply concerned about. It voted to advance legislation that could dismantle Jackson’s affordable housing program. That bill would prohibit towns and counties from requiring developers to build or pay for housing.
For more on these developments, KHOL called Yin in Cheyenne.