Laramie, WY – Jackson Mayor Mark Barron says housing and
work force shortages in Jackson Hole have reached crisis proportions.
But Barron told U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development managers Wednesday that measures are being taken to alleviate both problems. He says efforts to provide affordable housing are only 15 years old, but they're paying off.
Barron points out that Jackson now has more than 800 affordable housing units. Barron also says his city and Teton County might soon require developers to build even more affordable housing as part of doing business in the area.