Melissa Graft, a single mother of five children and a resident in Utah’s Wasatch Front, was forced to make a difficult decision and move back in with her parents after she became effectively priced out of the housing market.
Short-term housing such as Airbnb and VRBO rentals make up some twenty thousand houses in Utah. What if those were available for residents to buy? Could this solve the affordable housing shortage?
This bill allocates 30 million taxpayer dollars, and 10 million dollars every year in the future, to be spent on subsidizing "affordable housing" for individuals who qualify.