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More affordable housing means better

health for our community.


In Chaffee County, we believe that everyone has a right to adequate housing and good health. Unfortunately, that’s a goal that we are still working towards. In our county, there are still too many people who can’t access affordable housing. Studies and experiences from our county and state tell us that a lack of affordable housing also exacerbates health problems – including respiratory diseases, poor mental health, infectious disease, and high blood pressure.


Housing and health go hand-in-hand. The Housing + Health site provides resources, education and community stories to help you understand the challenges and solutions facing Chaffee County today.  

Programs and partners working towards
better housing and health in Chaffee County.

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Featured Stories

Homelessness & Compassion

Alex's Story

Sarah's Story

A monthly Housing + Health storytelling series created by local people who strive to create positive change in our community. The videos offer a glimpse of real-life challenges facing many of the people we call neighbors. Housing + Health continues to support the creation of local stories that reflect who we are and invite you to help.

To view more videos

Chaffee County Housing - The Farm in Buena Vista, Colorado

Bringing experts from around the country to discuss housing-related challenges and solutions for Chaffee.


HOME: 6 Stories from Chaffee County
Chaffee County Housing and Health Stories

Video shorts that explore the gamut of what home means to our neighbors – including stories of love, loss, adoption, childhood, homelessness and more.



Learn more about the housing challenges facing Chaffee County – and what is being done to help.


The Housing+Health team is working to make our website and materials available to both English and Spanish-speaking communities. We apologize if we have inaccurate translations or subtitles. It is a work in progress! Please reach out to us with your changes and suggestions. Thank you!


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Chaffee County Housing and Health
Touber Building
448 East First Street
Salida, Colorado 81201

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