Aspen Housing

December 16, 2009

Priced Out of Aspen on Colorado Matters

KCFR News looks at the labor and housing crunch in Aspen, Pitkin County, and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Employees Wanted in Pitkin County, Part 1
The cost of living in Aspen is three times the national average. For a long time, that's meant people who work there have either had to compete for the community's limited affordable housing or have opted to live somewhere else. In the first of a three-part series, Ryan Warner talks to Debbie Braun, president of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Jim Laing, vice president for human resources at the Aspen Skiing Company, and Joe DiSalvo, undersheriff for Pitkin County.  Originally aired: Monday, March 26, 2007

Priced Out of Aspen: The Affordable Housing Crunch, Part 2
In the second part of our series on the labor and housing crunch in Aspen and the wider Roaring Fork Valley, Ryan Warner talks to Tom McCabe, executive director of Aspen and Pitkin County's Housing Office, and Susan Shirley, director of Valley Housing Partners, a Glenwood Springs-based nonprofit working on the issues.  Originally aired: Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Roaring Fork Valley Leaders Consider Solutions, Part 3
In the third and final part of our series on the labor and housing crunch in Aspen and the wider Roaring Fork Valley, Ryan Warner discusses possible solutions with Garfield County Commissioner Tresi Houpt, Pitkin County Commissioner Dorothea Farris, and Colin Laird, director of Healthy Mountain Communities, a nonprofit tracking the issues. Originally aired: Wednesday, March 28, 2007

 

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