Increased housing costs weigh on Southern Utahns; Housing Action Coalition seeks attainable solutions

A completed home built through the Self-Help Homes sweat equity program, Toquerville, Utah, March 17, 2020. Many southern Utah residents are concerned about what increased housing costs mean for them.

A completed home built through the Self-Help Homes sweat equity program, Toquerville, Utah, March 17, 2020. Many southern Utah residents are concerned about what increased housing costs mean for them. (Self-Help Homes, St. George News)



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ST. GEORGE — Southern Utahns are feeling the pinch. Many are concerned about what increased housing costs mean for them, and others are struggling to find housing at all.

And in response, the City of St. George's Housing Action Coalition is working to bring more attainable housing to Washington County.

St. George News requested reader comments on the now-set-to-private Facebook Group St. George Word of Mouth. Many comments expressed concern about the city's growth and development, particularly about traffic, crime and water.

While some, including a few business owners, said the increasing population had a positive impact on them, others called for a halt to development.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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