Housing Policies

It is often noted that 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...

Return on Investment for Affordable Housing

A member, who hasn’t been as active in workforce housing policy, requested information recently 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...

Behavioral Health

Council members have discussed the need for regional behavioral health studies. In recent years, courageous leaders in the high country have taken bold steps to address a crisis that impacts us each and all. In 2022, NWCCOG will highlight those efforts and encourage action in other communities. I’m talking about a suite of issues known as Behavioral...