February 24, 2013
For many, the idea of owning a home in Steamboat Springs is a dream come true, but most will admit that a home in the Yampa Valley is rarely affordable.
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By upending the market for free-market homes, the financial crisis and resulting recession also upended the discussion about affordable workforce housing in Routt County. Now, before the next potential housing shortage develops, the community is faced with the opportunity to consider what was learned during the last run-up and what, if anything, should be done to influence how Steamboat Springs and Routt County grow in the future.