‘We made it in the valley’: Basalt Vista housing project vital to keeping working families in Roaring Fork Valley

The Aspen Times

Scott Condon | February 8, 2021

The Basalt Vista affordable housing project has been vital to keeping working families in the Roaring Fork Valley

“Jeremy and Lyssa Duncan were determined to figure out a way to settle in the Roaring Fork Valley despite the usual — and formidable — housing obstacles.

The 30-something couple had two young kids crammed into an 850-square-foot apartment. One of the kids was sleeping on a specially crafted piece of plywood fitted over the bathtub. The pandemic meant Jeremy was working from home on a card table set up in a closet.

Jeremy works in the IT department for the Pitkin County government. Lyssa has been an eighth-grade teacher at Aspen Middle School since 2008.”

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