How the Yellowstone Floods Laid Bare a Housing Crisis

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This year’s historic floods ravaged communities already roiled by spiking housing costs and a shortage of available workforce housing near the nation’s oldest national park.

Communities in the American West are facing a double crisis as the rising cost of housing is compounded by historic flooding. In Carbon County, Montana, the median home price outstrips the budget of a low- to medium-income worker by more than $100,000. Writing in High Country News, Nick Mott describes the damage incurred by residents during this year’s catastrophic floods.


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