Affordable housing task force established by Cheyenne City Council

Published: Mar. 24, 2021 at 4:44 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Earlier this week, Cheyenne City Council adopted the resolution in creating an affordable housing task force, making a step toward finding a solution to the housing issues in the city.

According to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, a study conducted by the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce from 2019, over the next few years, there will be a large shortage in houses for households with an income bracket of $35,000-50,000 dollars.

From the city of Cheyenne, the task force will conduct current and projected future landscape of housing affordability in the city of Cheyenne. The challenges that are presented to low income households are finding safe. decent and sanitary homes that are within their price range. Resulting in the group of low income vulnerable to health hazards, eviction, foreclosures and homelessness. The task force after evaluation will make recommendations to city officials on how they could take the proper steps in solving some of the problems.

Mayor Patrick Collins will be appointing the members of the task force, commenting on what the task force will provide to the city. “My hopes would be that this task force would help us find what best practices are and things that have been successful you can say like the secret sauce that other communities, have been able to do to acquire more affordable housing within their community.” Mayor Collins adds, “We will be selecting individuals that dedicate their lives to affordable housing here in Laramie county, and we are going to tap into their expertise to get start. We are also going to add some professionals like Tax Accounting, Real Estate Banking that have some expertise that might be able to compliment their passion to find some solutions.”

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