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Council backs affordable housing plan

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New programs to meet growing need

By Roger Snodgrass

As Los Alamos County sought to diversify the local economy in recent years it came to grips with one of its own shortcomings.

While it has a vital workforce on the high end of the income scale, it just doesn’t have enough people at the lower end.

There isn’t enough diversity in the workforce or the housing inventory to accommodate the people who would be needed to do the work for the kinds of retail and service businesses that the county wants, with the hourly wages and relatively modest incomes that those kinds of jobs entail.

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