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Moab buys a mobile home park to safeguard it for low-income residents

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Moab’s Walnut Lane neighborhood, where about 85 residents live in trailers fabricated before 1976.

When a trailer park housing low-income residents went up for sale in downtown Moab, Utah, local elected officials worried it would get bulldozed for a new hotel. So the city bought it.

KZMU Radio reports on Moab’s ongoing plans to develop affordable apartments on the site and safeguard workforce housing in the town.

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An illustrated drawing of a concept for the future Walnut Lane Apartments. If built, it would be Moab’s first-ever municipal-developed workforce apartments.

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This story is part of a collaboration between the Solutions Journalism Network and Rocky Mountain Community Radio highlighting affordable housing solutions across the Mountain West.

See all of the stories in the series.

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