Friday, May 31, 2013

Housing News Digest, May 31

Vouchers are approved to aid cost of vet housing After years of research and work, a voucher program to help local homeless veterans find permanent housing has been approved to the tune of almost $95,000.

  Aspen wants to ease housing for seasonal workers ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A proposal aimed at freeing up space in Aspen and Pitkin County's affordable-housing program for seasonal workers is making progress.

  Bent County to take responsibility for new homeless rehab center at Fort Lyon Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to be in rural Bent County on Friday to sign a bill that will reopen the shuttered Fort Lyon Correctional Facility as a homeless rehabilitation center.

  Fort Collins rental market eases, but not enough for many home seekers Finding an apartment in Fort Collins is almost a contact sport these days. Hesitate even slightly with that deposit or lease and someone will elbow you out of the way.

  Young professionals say downtown Colorado Springs is lacking shopping and housing A market research study conducted for the Colorado Springs Downtown Business Improvement District has reaffirmed how many local residents and businesses view downtown. The area gets high marks for its locally owned restaurants, specialty stores, museums and history, but is dogged by concerns about parking, panhandlers, crime and a lack of housing.