The school is turning to civic partners and its own land for solutions.
As the cost of living skyrockets, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain stable housing in many parts of the Mountain West.
The Ruby, a former bed-and-breakfast in Crested Butte, now houses seasonal workers in the Colorado ski town.
But the resident-owned model comes with challenges and limitations.
Access to affordable housing is a growing challenge in most Western towns. Durango is hoping to ease its housing crunch by purchasing a hotel and converting it into apartment units.
The Telluride Foundation is exploring a new approach to developing affordable housing.
Solving the problem of homelessness is complicated for any community, but a nonprofit in Montrose County, Colorado, seems to be having some success.
Advocates say home energy upgrades boost quality of life, promote climate resilience and save on the costs of housing. So why isn’t everyone doing it?
The effort is attempting to maintain a substantial local workforce in a community struggling with housing and labor shortages.