June 19, 2024

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Buena Vista tries new approach to development in face of water limits

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BUENA VISTA — Lisa Rison was walking past the pond at McPhelemy Park in Buena Vista on Labor Day hunting for a job.

She had heard that the monthly cost of her apartment, which she rents with the help of federal housing assistance, will change in 2024. The increase would put pressure on her budget — already tight because of medical expenses. 

“I might have to move out because, if I don’t pay the rent, I can afford my doctor,” said Rison, 58. “I’m working through the Division of Vocational Rehab (to find a job). People won’t hire me. They want eight-hour shifts. I can’t. I had two strokes. I can’t physically do eight-hour shifts.”

Many Buena Vista residents like Rison are struggling to find affordable places to live, but housing needs are colliding…

Shannon Mullane

2023-09-12 04:00:00

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