By Will Walkey /KHOL

As the demand to live in Western mountain towns continues to explode, the housing crunch for local workers is more dire than ever. One way several town governments are trying to help is by offering down payment assistance for some of those workers to buy homes. Will Walkey from KHOL reports on how that effort is going in Jackson, Wyoming.

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Charlotte DiPrisco and her fiancé, Ben Vincent, have been on the hunt for a home to purchase in Jackson since October, to no avail. (Will Walkey/KHOL)
April Norton is housing director for the Jackson/Teton County Affordable Housing Department. (Will Walkey/KHOL)
George Ruther has been the housing director for the Town of Vail since 2015. (Courtesy of George Ruther)

This story is part of a collaboration between Rocky Mountain Community Radio and the Solutions Journalism Network highlighting housing solutions across the Mountain West. Stay tuned throughout this summer and fall for more stories from our partner stations. 

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