Construction Watch: Colorado to consider using state land to address affordable housing shortage

Officials are exploring leasing and other ways to accommodate more affordable housing, with an emphasis on workforce housing for teachers
By: | August 2, 2019
These buildings and an adjacent parking lot in Denver are owned by the state and are part of a proposed affordable housing development.These buildings and an adjacent parking lot in Denver are owned by the state and are part of a proposed affordable housing development.

At the urging of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and the legislature, state officials are exploring leasing and other ways to use state land to address a shortage of affordable housing. There will be an emphasis on workforce housing for teachers, many of whom can’t afford to live in the communities where they teach. Read more.

In other construction news:

A New York City task force charged with identifying new school building sites is set to release its first recommendations―but some advocates say parents and the public have been kept in the dark about the whole process. City officials have estimated they will need 57,000 new seats over the next five years to alleviate overcrowding. Read more.