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.  

Featured Stories

Homelessness & Compassion

Alex's Story

Hardworking people like you need affordable housing

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

 
SPEAKER SERIES
 

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.

 

 
RESOURCES
 

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

 

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Touber Building
448 East First Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
719-239-1398
info@housinghealthchaffee.org
Chaffee County Office of Housing
Touber Building
448 East First Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
719-239-1398
chaffeecounty.org/housing
Chaffee County Public Health
Touber Building
448 East First Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
719-530-2564
chaffeecounty.org/public-health