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Housing Divided, Part 10: Nonprofits pitch in to help families find a home

November 23, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is the tenth in a 13-part series. Installments will appear each Thursday in the Summit Daily. Throughout this series, we have documented the struggles of Summit County workers and families brought on by the severe shortage of affordable housing options: families on […]

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Housing Divided, Part 9: Deed-restricted housing helps locals become homeowners

November 16, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a 13-part series. Installments will appear each Thursday in the Summit Daily. In October 2014, Teresa Zube bought her first home. For those squarely in the middle of the American working class, that milestone would be seen as […]

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Housing Divided, Part 8: Summit County remains majority second-home owners

November 9, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a 13-part series. Installments will appear each Thursday in the Summit Daily. Sharon Cole and her husband Tom bought their condominium in the Dillon Valley East complex in July after they were unable to locate a second home […]

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Housing Divided, Part 7: One Summit County landlord takes leap of faith

November 2, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 13-part series. Installments will appear each Thursday in the Summit Daily. The Elements Church is perched atop one of the many flights of stairs that line the sprawling La Riva building in Dillon, a complex of shops […]

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Housing Divided, Part 6: Government’s hand remains pronounced in housing efforts

October 26, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a 13-part series. Installments will appear each Thursday in the Summit Daily. Summit County Commissioner Thomas Davidson’s mission to provide housing for the local workforce began more than three decades ago, he just didn’t know it then. The […]

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Housing Divided, Part 5: Summit workers and families on brink of homelessness

October 19, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a 13-part series. Installments will appear each Thursday in the Summit Daily. As evening approaches, Robert searches for an unrented — and unlocked — storage unit somewhere in the county. When he finds a suitable one, he slides […]

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Summit County eyes infrastructure needs for Lake Hill housing in 2017

October 18, 2016 — After nearly a year of study, review and revisions, Summit County now has a draft version of the Lake Hill master plan in its hands and is moving toward finalizing the roadmap for the pivotal affordable housing project’s construction. The document was presented to the […]

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Former Summit Housing Authority head threatens to sue over discrimination

October 14, 2016 — On Sept. 20, Jennifer Kermode, the longtime executive director of the Summit Combined Housing Authority, submitted a letter to her newly-appointed supervisor with a number of concerns related to her job. In the four-page document, Kermode provided a laundry list of grievances, including gender discrimination, […]

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Housing Divided, Part 4: Summit County employers facing a shrinking workforce

October 12, 2016 — Editor’s note: The is the fourth in a 13-part series exploring the workforce housing crisis in Summit County. For many business owners in Summit County, the housing crisis causes more than just a problem for their employees — they say it’s damaging to the community […]

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Reasons behind Summit Combine Housing Authority leadership shake-up unclear

October 10, 2016 — A leadership shake-up at the Summit Combined Housing Authority could lead to potential litigation, according to sources familiar with the issue. For reasons that are not yet clear, the housing authority’s executive director, Jennifer Kermode, is no longer at the helm of the governmental entity […]

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Housing Divided, Part 3: Seasonal workers arrive and housing disappears

October 5, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is the third in a 13-part series. Installments will appear each Thursday in the Summit Daily. The call came in and the recipient had to hold back his excitement through the phone. And just like that Trevor Greene, a San Diego native, […]

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Housing Divided, Part 2: Summit County’s most vital workers don’t live here

September 28, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is the second in a 13-part series. Installments will appear each Thursday in the Summit Daily. Read the first installment on a new report on the county’s workforce housing needs. Kathy Reeder has a second home in Summit County, but it’s not […]

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Wind Sprints: Momentum to address Summit County housing crisis builds (column)

September 23, 2016 — Finding a place to live in Summit County is like a game of musical chairs. There is always a sense of panic that you’re going to be the one left standing when the record stops. If you haven’t found your forever home in Summit yet, […]

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Housing Divided, Part 1: Study confirms severity of Summit County housing crisis

September 21, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is the first in a 13-part series. Installments will appear each Thursday in the Summit Daily. Two months ago, Norma Quezada found herself in a panic. The Summit County resident of 18 years had just received a notice to vacate her small […]

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Summit Daily editor’s column: Affordable housing will take a village

August 6, 2016 — I had just finished reading (reciting, really) the first section of his inspiring, beautifully written Facebook post when he sidled into the Summit Daily conference room. It was standing room only for our first-ever What’s Brewing, a monthly gathering where we attempt to hash out […]

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