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Park City Municipal And Mountainlands Offer Affordable Housing Orientation

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Park City Municipal along with Mountainlands Community Housing is offering a class to educate residents and workers in the area about how to obtain affordable housing.

Park City Municipal Affordable Housing Project Manager Rhoda Stauffer explains the city and Mountainlands are providing the educational one-hour course to help community members navigate affordable housing.

“We get many, many calls about people wanting to know about the housing programs,” Stauffer explained. “We have a number of entities providing housing and there are some differences between the programs. We just thought it is time to have some sort of orientation that everyone can go to. It should be an ongoing thing but we're going to front load it with five quick sessions and a couple of them in Spanish only.”

Stauffer says the meetings are required for anyone applying to Park City Municipals affordable housing units and recommended for anyone who is interested in purchasing affordable housing in the region.

“Summit County, Park City, Mountainlands even works in Wasatch County,” Stauffer continued. “Especially those who are working here and interested in buying and living closer to their work, they should come to these. I might note—that this is strictly the city side—we will be requiring these of anyone who wants to purchase a city sponsored unit.”

The program includes a 45-minute presentation and an opportunity to ask questions.

“Walking through what's out there, what's available,” Stauffer said. “It's also talking about what deed restrictions are. What does it mean to own a deed restricted property? How do you qualify for the programs? Most of the programs are very similar in what they require, as far as income limits and net worth limits and things like that. Also, location of employment is key and so they'll learn about all of those things at this session.”

The first of five orientations takes place at noon Tuesday, November 5th at the Mountainlands Community Housing Trust located at 1960 Sidewinder Drive.

The first of two sessions exclusively in Spanish takes place Wednesday, November 20th at the same place and time.

Stauffer hopes to establish the presentation as a regular occurrence. Likely a monthly meeting on the same day at Mountainlands.

Information about other sessions at different places and times can be found here.

KPCW reporter David Boyle covers all things in the Heber Valley as well as sports and breaking news.
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