Rick Pighini: Housing concerns | SteamboatToday.com

Rick Pighini: Housing concerns

— I’ve always been concerned about the role of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority, but never more so than now. When I moved to Steamboat, what I needed was an affordable rental, and that is what affordable housing is. It is not our duty as a society to make sure everyone can own a home. That is reserved for those hard-working people who can give up those things they don’t need in order to own their own home, and that home may not be in downtown Steamboat.

I find it crazy socialistic that this group thinks it would be OK to ask the rest of us who owe and own to give away our money to help those who have not been able to figure it out on their own. The solution to affordable housing is downtown apartments. The city can exchange taxes and benefits to those willing to convert or build more apartments. By doing this, we bring our work force back to where the work is and give our businesses more traffic. We need to get rid of all government waste such as the Housing Authority.

Rick Pighini

Steamboat Springs

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