Affordable Housing http://aspenpublicradio.org en Affordable Housing Rent Can Go Up Every Year http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/affordable-housing-rent-can-go-every-year <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">Renting employee housing in the Aspen area has a major perk. It’s more affordable than “free market” housing-- making it possible for more local workers to live in town. But one of the catches is that rent can go up regularly.</span></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 18552 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Affordable Housing Rent Can Go Up Every Year What Can Government Do? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/what-can-government-do <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This month we have been looking at the issue of working and living in Aspen.&nbsp; Is it, as some believe, so expensive here that the next generation of Aspenites will be forced down valley by high rents, low wages and difficult housing? &nbsp;The income gap is significant in Aspen and so are prices.&nbsp; The question we ask today is what if anything can government do about it. We spoke with past and present elected officials. &nbsp;APR's Roger Adams reports.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:07:13 +0000 Roger Adams 17793 at http://aspenpublicradio.org What Can Government Do? Economic Recovery, Affordable Housing Discussed At Candidate Forum http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/economic-recovery-affordable-housing-discussed-candidate-forum <p></p><p>Issues like economic recovery, marijuana and affordable housing were discussed at a candidate forum in Basalt Monday night. The candidates are vying for open seats on Basalt’s Town Council. &nbsp;Four of the five registered candidates participated. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was there and filed this report.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:43:45 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16033 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Economic Recovery, Affordable Housing Discussed At Candidate Forum Survey Says: Life’s Pretty Good in Pitkin County, But With Some Worries http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/survey-says-life-s-pretty-good-pitkin-county-some-worries <p></p><p>Residents of Pitkin County have given a thumbs-up for county government and services. That’s according to a survey done by a private firm, which presented its findings to Pitkin County Commissioners on Tuesday, March 11<sup>th</sup>. The survey had residents fill out a questionnaire. It covered a wide variety of topics. And despite overall satisfaction, residents say there are some issues they <u>are</u> concerned about.<br /> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:13:23 +0000 Elise Thatcher 15397 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Survey Says: Life’s Pretty Good in Pitkin County, But With Some Worries City Council Creates New Commission On Keeping Young Residents http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/city-council-creates-new-commission-keeping-young-residents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aspen City Council often hears from local groups on issues about zoning or preservation. Now, leaders will also focus on the concerns of a specific age group:&nbsp;</span>Aspenites<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> under forty. Councilors approved the Next Generation Commission at a meeting on Monday, January </span>27th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The main idea is to figure out what issues are most important to residents between eighteen and forty… and how to best tackle them.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:39:07 +0000 Elise Thatcher 13460 at http://aspenpublicradio.org City Council Creates New Commission On Keeping Young Residents