Southwest Housing Plan Worked

Rock Springs, Wy – After struggling to find housing for new employees several housing developments have been built throughout Southwest, Wyoming. The area received a state grant and they found a developer who conceived clustering houses together. They are a mix of homes both for-sale and for-rent. At first the challenge was to get local residents agree to the developments and that was done with an ad campaign. Sweetwater Economic Development Association Director Pat Robbins says that finding builders was a tougher challenge. Robbins says some 84 housing developments were created in southwest Wyoming which helped immensely, but she says many more are still needed. The development effort was supported with a state grant.