Vail InDEED: An Innovative Approach to Increase the Home Supply for Year Round Local Residents (1.5 CM)

Vail InDEED: An Innovative Approach to Increase the Home Supply for Year Round Local Residents

June 15 – 2:00-3:30PM MDT

Many gateway communities have adopted similar housing policies and regulations to improve affordable housing access, whether they be inclusionary zoning, commercial linkage, or development impact fees, and yet, the one thing we all have in common is we all face housing challenges for year round local residents.   That’s the situation the Vail Town Council and the Vail Local Housing Authority found themselves in after more than four decades of staring down housing challenges in the community with no sustained solutions in sight. So what did they do to resolve their dilemma?  They broke the mold and resolved to act boldly, committed to think differently, and dared to take risks by trying something uniquely new….and Vail InDEED has been the result. In this session George Ruther will explain the innovative aspects of the Vail InDEED program and how it has affected the community of Vail, Colorado.

PRESENTERS:

George Ruther (Housing Department Director, Vail, CO): George has more than 25 years of mountain resort community experience. Capitalizing on his extensive community development experience, George transitioned to lead and direct the Town of Vail’s newly formed Housing Department.  Under his leadership, the Housing Department is directly responsible for policy development; housing regulation implementation, compliance and oversight; lottery administration; program administration; and developments and initiatives which increase the overall supply and availability of housing opportunities within the community and throughout the region. Since establishing the new department, the Town has realized a 34% increase in the number of deed-restricted homes in the community. The availability and affordability of housing remains the #1 most critical issue facing the Vail community.

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  • Vail InDEED: An Innovative Approach to Increase the Home Supply for Year Round Local Residents
    June 15, 2021 - June 16, 2021
    2:00 pm