Most Counties In Wyoming Need More Affordable Housing, Study Shows

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Wyoming's outdated housing stock needs replacing, but resources to make that happen are limited. That's left most counties in the state in need of more low-income housing, according to a new Wyoming Business Council report . The council’s Community Initiatives Director Kim Porter said 43 percent of Teton County’s workforce commutes from outside the county, and 10,000 units are needed to solve the problem. Meanwhile, on the other side of Wyoming, Platte County has the lowest household income in the state, one of the highest costs for housing and no affordable rentals available. And with so many University students in Albany County there is a need for 4,510 rentals. Porter said the whole state has suffered from a lack of affordable housing for more than...

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