Many locals know the challenges of finding an affordable home in the Roaring Fork Valley. Now it looks like the traditional stock of affordable housing in the Colorado Valley is in short supply as well. Houses less than $200,000 are sparse at best in Rifle, Parachute and Battlement Mesa, and it's rare for those homes to be on the market more than a week.
Garfield County is close to completing a housing needs assessment that will offer more details on the housing market in the county and examine options for fostering affordable housing.
Read the full article by Bobby Magill
in the Post Independent [January 19, 2006]