Trustee Byars finds temporary rental |

Trustee Byars finds temporary rental

Despite having recently been displaced from her home with her two teenage children
Ryan Summerlin | Post Independent

Having found a temporary rental in town, Carbondale Trustee Katrina Byars says she’s in no danger of having to resign from the town board.

Byars spoke to the Post Independent in April about having been displaced along with her two children from their rental when the landlord decided to sell the home. The story of a member of the town council struggling with homelessness became widely publicized, and questions about her continued service on the board have loomed since.

She’s still searching for a permanent living situation, but in the meantime she’s living in a small rental on the south side of Carbondale. Tuesday morning Byars was giving the place a new paint job, and she was thankful to not have to wonder each day where her family was going to sleep that night.

The trustee is hopeful that she can secure a permanent residence in Carbondale in the next couple of months. In her hunt she’s seen a few one-bedroom apartments running at $1,100 and $1,200, which she called a workable range.

Byars has also started work as the Carbondale Community Food Co-op’s new general manager after the more recent manager stepped down.

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