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The Roaring Fork Valley region is expected to have a deficit of about 5,700 units of affordable housing for households earning less than the median income by 2027, according to a final draft of a housing needs assessment.
But the region's blue-collar workers are far from the only ones facing problems finding affordable housing, the study said. There is a "missing middle" in the affordable-housing market that looms as a major problem for the Roaring Fork Valley and Interstate 70 corridor between Eagle and Parachute, the study said.
"(The) troubling trend as seen across the country is the disappearance of housing affordable to middle-income households," said the Roaring Fork Valley Regional Housing Study.