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.
Chaffee County releases Landlord-Tenant Survey Results
Chaffee Housing Authority is working on building out a new website for release in 2022. In our efforts to Increase equitable access to home rental and home ownership opportunities in Chaffee County, we envision a website that will link landlords and tenants to rental listings, as well as the potential for tenants to post a profile of their needs. In order to gauge whether this would be a useful and desired tool from both the perspective of landlords/property managers and tenants, we created and distributed a county-wide survey to solicit the following:
1. Current information on the most-used methods of both listing and seeking rental opportunities in Chaffee County;
2. Valuable feedback on potential levels of participation and need for a website to host listings;
3. Awareness and opportunities for education on laws that surround housing locally and in Colorado, and;
4. The level of interest for participating in potential professional development and education opportunities through the CHA for both property owners and tenants.
Read the survey results HERE!
Homelessness & Compassion
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.
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Bringing experts from around the country to discuss housing-related challenges and solutions for Chaffee.
HOME: 6 Stories from Chaffee County
Video shorts that explore the gamut of what home means to our neighbors – including stories of love, loss, adoption, childhood, homelessness and more.
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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