Housing Policies

It is often noted that all discussions about public policy, economics, or quality of life in the NWCCOG Region eventually lead to Housing.  The issue is not new to our region. In fact, many of our jurisdictions have been on the cutting edge of public policy in the housing sector for decades. There is tremendous expertise regarding public housing policy in mountain communities where innovation continues.  At the behest of members, NWCCOG has issued reports dealing with Housing including the Regional Workforce Housing Report which is an overview of all communities housing, the Older Adult 2020 Housing Needs Assessment and The Mountain Migration Report on how the influx of COVID escapees and remote workers is impacting the region.Read More

Return on Investment for Affordable Housing

A member, who hasn’t been as active in workforce housing policy, recently requested information on how different communities calculate the value of a dollar spent on housing.  Turns out, communities ask this very question in different ways and come up with different metrics.  Below are a variety of documents highlighting how different communities ask and answer this question of the “value” or Return on Investment for Affordable Housing.Read More

Behavioral Health

Council members have discussed the need for regional behavioral health studies.  Information will be added as soon as received.Read More