The Chaffee County Housing + Health initiative is part of the Health Disparities Grant Program, a research and empowerment grant operated by Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment’s Office of Health Equity. The HDGP was designed to "provide prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer and cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases to under-represented populations.”
In Chaffee County, we aim to increase housing options and affordability. This means decreasing displacement, gentrification, and homelessness, which lead to poor health outcomes. We are doing this by increasing our community’s capacity to manage complex growth by bringing subject matter experts to our community through the Housing + Health Speaker Series and Storytelling events.
During the series, we are collecting feedback from community participants, which will result in a final report of policy recommendations to increase the availability and affordability of safe, stable housing. We look forward to engaging the community in those discussions and steps forward to ensure our policies are supportive of everyone’s right to a safe and healthy home.
The Housing + Health initiative is a partnership between the Chaffee County Department of Public Health and the Office of Housing. Communications support is provided by a local content and design team.
To stay updated on our efforts and ways that you can be involved contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org