AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS

The following is a list of affordable housing options that are available in Chaffee County:
For Renters:

 

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher:

This program, operated by the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments based in Canon City, provides eligible participants with rental subsidy. More information and an application can be found by contacting the UAAGOG. http://www.uaacog.com/ 719-269-7687

Income Restricted multi-family:

The following apartment complexes in Chaffee County are considered affordable.

Contact each of them directly to apply.

  • Collegiate Commons, Buena Vista: 719-966-5334

  • Sunrise Manor, Buena Vista: 719-395-2862

  • DeAnza Vista, Poncha Springs: 719-431-0371

  • Riverbend, Salida: 719-539-1950

  • Salida Apartments, Salida: 719- 539-2444 (Age 55 and over)

  • Mt. Shavano Manor, Salida: 719-539-6243 (Age 55 and over)

Rental Deposit Guarantee Program:

This program is designed to assist tenants to get into housing by allowing them to pay their rental deposit over the term of the lease. More information and an application can be found on the Office of Housing website: www.chaffeecounty.org/EndUserFiles/71577.pdf

Veteran Services:

This program is designed to assist Veterans and their households by either preventing homelessness or rapidly re-housing them, if they are already experiencing homelessness. Additional supportive services are also offered. Contact Bobbie Woods at 720300-3704, or bwoods@voacolorado.org

Facebook:

Many area landlords advertise their rental options on the following Facebook Groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/chaffeecountyhousing

https://www.facebook.com/groups/920709304676029

Rental Assistance due to COVID:

Tenants and Landlords impacted by COVID and needing assistance with rental arrears should contact:

www.coloradohousingconnects.org

For Home Ownership:

Chaffee Housing Trust:

Chaffee Housing Trust uses a land trust model to provide ownership opportunities to households earning 80% of our Area Median Income or less in Chaffee and Lake Counties. More information can be found here: https://www.chaffeehousing.org/ or 719-239-1199

Habitat for Humanity:

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity uses a sweat-equity model to make home ownership opportunities possible for households earning 60% of our Area Median Income or less in Chaffee County. More information can be found here: http://chaffeehabitat.org/wp/ or 719-395-0482

Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments:

The UAACOG offers a variety of programs and supports for home ownership. More information can be found here: https://www.uaacog.com/what-we-do/housing.html and (719) 275-8350