I commend you on your in-depth look at the housing crisis with your series, “The Long Way Home.” Your reporting shined a big light on the complexity of the situation: local government land use policies; citizen opposition; inequities of all kinds; economics and more.
As a board member of Littleton’s public housing authority, South Metro Housing Options, I know firsthand the challenges providing housing for people of all incomes, ages and abilities. High costs and lack of land are tremendous obstacles. We are fortunate that elected leaders, nonprofits, housing authorities and housing advocates are joining forces to work on increasing the housing supply. As you highlight, it took us several years to get in this mess; it will take a long time to get out of it.