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Mountainlands Community Housing Trust celebrates 25 years of building affordable housing in Summit and Wasatch Counties. They have a few developments in Wasatch County, a project in the town of Francis in Summit County and agreements for a project in Silver Creek. Carolyn Murray has this:

Scott Loomis has been the Director of the Mountainlands Community Housing Trust since 2001.  They’ve built over 200 homes and about 250 apartments since he’s been there.  

  Mountainlands Community Housing Trust Director Scott Loomis has an update on the affordable housing projects underway in Heber City, Silver Creek Village and Discovery. Mountainlands is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in September with a party on the Bob Wells Plaza in Old Town.

A Seattle based firm has acquired the affordable housing units at Elk Meadows. What might this mean for affordable housing in Summit County? David Boyle has more:

Local News Hour - May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018

On today’s program, Human Resources attorney Mike O'Brien, one of the panelists on Thursday’s #metoo panel discusses sexual harassment in the work place.  Summit County Fire Warden Bruce Boyer and Health Department PIO Derek Siddoway have details on the upcoming Community Disaster Preparedness Open House May 24 and the upcoming wildfire season.

Tonight and next Tuesday are the final two Roommate Roundups this season. It's a chance for those who have a bed to rent this winter to meet up with prospective tenants. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy has an update on the Osguthorpe Ranch. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting including the first of two budget hearings which proposes the first property tax increase in 30 years.

Members of the Snyderville Planning Commission said they still have issue with the plan by Mountainlands Housing Trust to place affordable housing in Silver Creek Village. Their concerns are that the units are too segregated, but told Mountainlands director Scott Loomis that they want to work on a compromise. They said it's up to Loomis to pursue that route -- or to ask for an amendment to the Development Approval for the Village. Rick Brough has more.

After a brief discussion Wednesday, a majority of the Summit County Council agreed to endorse some federal tax credits that would support a plan by Mountainlands Community Housing Trust to develop affordable housing in Silver Creek Village. However, council member Doug Clyde expressed his fervent disapproval, since Mountainlands is still seeking an approval from the Snyderville Planning Commission. Clyde said giving a thumbs-up at this time is "beyond poor management." Rick Brough has more.

At their next scheduled meeting on August 22nd, the Snyderville Planning Commission will look again at a proposed amendment for the Silver Creek Village project. The county's planning staff isn't recommending it, but supporters at a public hearing on Tuesday said it's needed due to a critical need for affordable housing. Rick Brough has more.

On t today’s program, Kathy Donnell - Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks has her monthly update on our local State Parks. Mountain Lands Community Housing Trust Executive Director Scott Loomis has details about the lottery for affordable housing and what people who didn't qualify this time can do to qualify for the next set of homes. Fairweather Foods owner Jen Rattray is celebrating the store's 25thanniversary. In studio.

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