St. George Spectrum Podcast

An interview with K. Sophie Will about Washington County‘s housing crisis

October 12, 2021

From St. George to Springdale, many residents in southwestern Utah have found themselves unable to afford a quality place to live. With the median asking home for a price well over $400,000, many working people don't make enough to be buyers. And with vacancy rates at all-time lows and asking prices for rents at all-time highs, many people are either finding roommates, bunking up with other families or otherwise struggling to pay the bills. For seniors and students, the problem can be even more difficult.

After months of reporting on the issue, the Spectrum's K. Sophie Will shares some of the stories she came across and some of the things she learned; about housing, about the policy decisions that has made it so expensive, and about the people struggling the most.

Featured in this episode:

Elle Cabrera, breaking news reporter and host.

K. Sophie Will, national parks reporter.