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Housing authority to review and update housing program

Staff report

The Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority is set to conduct a comprehensive review and update of its housing guidelines.

With approval Monday from the Aspen City Council, the housing office is expected to begin the study in May and conclude in December with a budget of $60,000. The housing authority has hired Navigate, LLC to conduct the review, the first review in more than 10 years.

The project will launch in three phases, including data collection, refinement of program goals and objectives and recommending guideline updates. Updates include an affordability analysis, income and asset analysis, household size analysis, analysis of qualifications to rent and purchase and analysis of best practices in other mountain resort communities.

“(The study) will conduct an extensive look at our current policies,” housing director Michael Kosdrosky said in statement. “This is an excellent opportunity for our community stakeholders — employers, employees, residents and public officials alike — to participate in significant discussion about how to safeguard and guarantee a sustainable future for affordable housing in Aspen and Pitkin County.”

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