Bill would scrap affordable housing program

Local efforts to provide affordable housing are again threatened by proposed legislation that would remove the authority of towns and counties to require developers to pay a fee or build affordable housing.

House Bill 277 would essentially undermine Teton County’s program for making homes accessible to low-income workers. Rep. Andy Schwartz, D-Teton, said Monday he hadn’t yet read the bill, which was introduced that morning, but was “already working on killing it.”

“There are a number of bills that are related to ... the pre-emption of local governments,” he said, “and I would consider this one to be the most detrimental.”

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Posted by Stefani
Jan 30, 2019