Actions and advocacy will be re-examined

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – When looking at the question of affordable housing, the answer is, well, dirt.

Members of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce meeting and advocacy committee discussed Tuesday the possibility of redefining low-income and workforce housing to better match the needs of Wyoming’s housing shortage.

Committee members will focus on housing on Tuesday to see where they are missing from the bigger “housing picture.”

They talked about the surplus of residential buildings that are currently being built, which are lying empty.

And what a need for workforce housing, but these income brackets can put applicants above or below where they should qualify for programs.

They also want to see how rising interest rates affect people’s bottom lines for housing.

“So one of the most interesting parts of today was what it means to have affordable housing. I think it means something different to a lot of different people, and we have to wrap around some of our goals in housing.” said Dale Steenbergen, president and CEO of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce.

The next action and advocacy meeting is scheduled for the second Tuesday of December.

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