Colorado weighs public land for teacher housing solutions

Recognizing the need to provide better housing options for teachers in the state, Colorado’s Governor is urging the State Land Board, which oversees the use of 2.8 million acres of publicly owned land in the state, to look for ways to provide affordable housing options for teachers.

CA enacted a law in 2016 that authorizes each school district “to establish and implement programs, as provided, that address the housing needs of teachers and school district employees who face challenges in securing affordable housing.” But even with that authority, school districts in the state are debating the best way to address the issue. San Diego Unified is now exploring the idea of using land it owns to build affordable housing for teachers while San Francisco officials just voted against a similar plan.

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