Colorado’s housing crisis has gotten so undesirable that tiny cities are now creating folks households

The Bobcat Quad apartments are revealed in this Feb. 13, 2020 photo in Westcliffe, Colo. The making is owned by Custer County Universities and they lease to district workers at a decreased rate as incentive to remain in the compact, rural school district. (Mike Sweeney, Distinctive to The Colorado Sunlight)

The vacant great deal together Initially, 2nd and 3rd streets is lined by picket stakes that delineate the Bobcat Subdivision, a web site for reasonably priced housing in this southern Colorado town. 

Inevitably, this area could be stuffed with far more than a dozen households with breathtaking sights of the Sangre de Cristo mountain assortment.

This isn’t the get the job done of a developer trying to get significant profits, but fairly a Custer County Universities undertaking aimed at keeping the community afloat. 

The housing crisis in rural Colorado is so critical that school districts, cities and counties, with the assist of organizations like Habitat for Humanity, are constructing homes and residences for instructors and deputies and other individuals who are the lifeblood of the communities, but are being priced out of the market or dwelling in substandard housing.

A few miles west of the Bobcat Subdivision, on the outskirts of adjacent Westcliffe and with equally breathtaking views, is the Bobcat Quad – an additional faculty district venture named for the school’s mascot. Its 4 1-bedroom apartments are available to district employees for $500 a thirty day period, and there is often a ready list.

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