Scott Loomis

Leslie Thatcher

Scott Loomis was hired as Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust in 2001. 20 years later, he’s retired. His staff hosted a small retirement party in his honor Friday at Silver Creek Village, where they unveiled the sign for one of the development’s completed parks: Loomis Park.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Greg Gagne has today’s Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report.

(06:54 ) Park City Councilmember Tim Henney recaps Thursday night's meeting.

( 22:35) Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis has an update on the opening of  the Jordanelle Parkway and vaccination rollout.

( 37:18) Retiring Executive Director  of the Mountainlands Community Housing Trust Scott Loomis talks about his accomplishments over the last two decades and what's next for the Trust.

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

In the past few months, the COVID-19 outbreak slowed down or halted just about all activity around the Wasatch Back.    But the Mountainlands Community Housing Trust has been busier than ever, according to its Executive Director.  

Scott Loomis told KPCW that he and five other staffers at Mountainlands have been working out of their homes for 11 weeks.    He said he’s not sure when they will return to their offices.

Park City Chamber Bureau President and CEO Bill Malone (07:29) has details on a recent survey as well as a look at the opening of the summer season and next winter's ski season. Park City Affordable Housing Manager Jason Glidden (25:21) talks about the city's various affordable housing projects in the pipeline. Mountainlands Community Housing Trust Executive Director Scott Loomis (36:12) has an update on the availability of for-sale condos at Silver Creek Village as well as how they're helping many of their apartment tenants who are out of work.

  Part three of The Project for Deeper Understanding's panel disscussion about the relationship between wages and living expenses in Park City. Moderator Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust facilitates this discussion between panelists: Dr.Peter Phillips Ph.D.,Economics Department at the Univesity of Utah, Executive Director Deanna Rhodes from CONNECT Summit County, Local Restuarant Manager Ivonne Timar-Whimpy, Stephen Pettise, Restaurant Business Expert, Tony Tyler, Developer & Jeff Worthington, President of Utah  AFL/CIO.

Part two of The Project for Deeper Understanding's panel disscussion about the relationship between wages and living expenses in Park City. Moderator Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust facilitates this discussion between panelists: Dr.Peter Phillips Ph.D.,Economics Department at the Univesity of Utah, Executive Director Deanna Rhodes from CONNECT Summit County, Local Restuarant Manager Ivonne Timar-Whimpy, Stephen Pettise, Restaurant Business Expert, Tony Tyler, Developer & Jeff Worthington, President of Utah  AFL/CIO.

Part One of The Project for Deeper Understanding's panel disscussion about the relationship between wages and living expenses in Park City. Moderator Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust facilitates this discussion between panelists: Dr.Peter Phillips Ph.D.,Economics Department at the Univesity of Utah, Executive Director Deanna Rhodes from CONNECT Summit County, Local Restuarant Manager Ivonne Timar-Whimpy, Stephen Pettise, Restaurant Business Expert, Tony Tyler, Developer & Jeff Worthington, President of Utah AFL-CIO.

Scott Loomis, executive director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust, says most of Park City’s service jobs pay $15 to $20 an hour, and that doesn’t support the cost of living in the Park City-area.

 

“The area median income for a family of four is $109,800, which equates to roughly about $55 an hour," Loomis said. "When we're paying people $15 to $20 an hour to service our resort economy, it's pretty difficult to make things work.”

On today’s program, Summit County Deputy Manager Janna Young discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Project for a Deeper Understanding organizer Pastor Charles Robinson and the Moderator of the event and Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust Scott Loomis talk about the Nov. 7th discussion, titled "High  Rents - Low Wages." Olympian Bryan Fletcher and Dr. Robert "Winnie" Winn have details about how to participate in the 2nd annual Shred for Red - set for Deer Valley's opening day, Dec. 7th. Filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie and Park City Film Ex.

On today’s program, Summit County Council member  Roger Armstrong has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Scott Loomis, director of Mountainlands Community  Housing Trust, discusses how they are impacted by the government shutdown, and the status of affordable units at Silver Creek Village and Sundance Programmer Heidi Zwicker has details about this year's Dramatic program. 

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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.

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