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Jake Bullinger, the editor in chief of Bitterroot, is a father and writer who lives in Tacoma, Washington. He grew up in Mountain View, a mining and ranching community in southwest Wyoming, before moving to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah. From there, Jake lived in various spots around western Washington before settling in Tacoma. Jake’s writing about the West has appeared in Fast Company, Outside, The Atlantic, High Country News, and other publications.

Rural America
Towns Across the West Face a Housing Crisis. More Sprawl Is Not the Answer.
The lack of affordable shelter in the region has dramatic economic and public health repercussions. Some places are working to solve the problem by building more densely.