A term used to describe housing available to a class of individuals often viewed as vital community service providers, such as police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses, and others. In the Moab Area, service industry employees are also viewed as essential service providers.
The gross pay an employee receives for a given amount of time worked, typically hourly, weekly, monthly, or yearly. Gross refers to the pay an employee would receive before withholdings are made for such things as taxes, contributions, and savings plans.
In this report, vacancy rate refers to the percentage of all housing units that are not currently inhabited by full-time occupants. A vacant unit may be one which is entirely occupied by persons who have a usual residence elsewhere. New units not yet occupied are classified as vacant housing units if construction has reached a point where all exterior windows and doors are installed and final usable floors are in place.