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The Colorado Mountain Housing Coalition is a 501C3 organization, which started with a congressional allocation of $1 million dollars in 2002 to help fund down payment assistance in mountain regions.

The Coalition’s purpose is to strengthen the capacity of its members to implement their housing programs and services and acts as a central organization to provide leadership, education, advocacy on public issues, and technical and supportive assistance. It works to increase the effectiveness of the rural western and mountain voice in public policy decisions affecting funding, regulations, and distribution of resources.


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Watch Past Presentations

Small Housing Innovative Projects - SHIP

with Jerilynn Francis, CHFA & Terry Barnard, CHFA


CHFA representatives Terry Barnard and Jerilynn Francis provide an overview of their new Small Housing Innovative Projects (SHIP Program).  The overview is followed by a question & answer period.

You can watch the presentation here.

Impacts to Affordable Housing Starts due to increased Costs of Building Materials

The CMHC webinar will include a presentation from the Colorado Association of Home Builders as well as insights from a builder based in Gunnison, Colorado. The host will be Jennifer Kermode, the Director of the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority. Due to a glitch in scheduling, our presenter was asked to give his presentation twice - thank you! If you want to just watch the presentation once, you can start the video at 33:00 minutes in. Thank you!

You can watch the presentation here.

Inclusionary Zoning in Mountain Communities

Join us for a virtual panel discussion on Inclusionary Zoning. What is it? What are the benefits? What characteristics does a community need to have for Inclusionary Zoning to be an effective tool for encouraging the production of affordable housing?

Panelists Included:

-Rhoda J. Stauffer, a member of the Affordable Housing Team for Park City Municipal Corporation.

-Willa Williford, Principal of Williford LLC, located in Crested Butte, Colorado.

-David Schwartz, Principal, with Economic & Planning Systems, specializing in housing economics, policy formation and strategic planning, and socioeconomic impact analysis.

You can watch the presentation here.

Homeless Services Virtual Discussion

Join us for a virtual Zoom event exploring strategies for organizing for and delivering a continuum of services for unhoused individuals and families in rural communities. This session will be hosted by Betsy Crum, Housing Director for the Town of Snowmass Village.

Panelists include:

Nan Sundeen, Director of Pitkin County Human Services

Cristina Gair, Executive Director, West Mountain Regional Health Alliance

Lindsay Maisch, Deputy Director, Pitkin County Human Services

You can watch the presentation here.