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Housing Consultants Continue To Bring Colorado Perspective To Tusayan Housing Study

January 27, 2013

By Mike Scerbo

The Tusayan Town Council continues to get more of the same from the consultants paid thousands of dollars to help Tusayan sort out low income housing needs. When asked to research housing authorities, all International Housing Solutions did was copy and paste a bunch of information from Colorado, where the company is based. They provided no Arizona examples.

At the January 23rd Town council meeting International Housing Solutions was supposed to outline ways to decide who gets low income housing. Their proposal is a lottery system based on factors such as financial need and residency. However when it came time to provide examples from other communities, there was nothing from Arizona. The only example was Snowmass Village in Colorado.

The omission caught the attention of Councilman John Rueter who said, “We need information on other housing authorities in Arizona to increase our knowledge.”

Councilman Bill Fitzgerald suggested some assistance from a member of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors,

Despite receiving more than $10,000 of Tusayan taxpayer dollars, no Arizona information has been provided by International Housing Solutions.