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Giving Thought: Housing Crisis Impacts in Real Time

ALLISON aLEXANDER; THE ASPEN TIMES

Talk of the housing crisis in our region has been filling headlines, letters to the editor, and conversations around town for years. While the pandemic accelerated the issues our region faces, they are not new.


Even mentioning housing has a tendency to raise tensions and the solutions offered are never universally accepted. Solutions that might work incredibly well in other locales can fall flat here simply because we are blessed to have such a unique place to call home.


While solutions should be explored and creativity should be tapped into, the great housing debate has real-time impacts on the lives of children and families that are important to examine and understand as a community in the meantime.