Welcome to Jane's Place

Chaffee County is a special place built around an incredible landscape and close-knit community. Yet, our valley faces myriad challenges, and principal among these challenges is access to housing for the diverse and growing workforce, families and individuals in crisis, Americorps volunteers, and more who all strive to call this place home.


The Chaffee County Community Foundation (CCCF) together with the Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) propose an innovative and flexible housing project near the heart of downtown Salida at the intersection of 3rd & Highway 291 in Salida called Jane’s Place.

What is
Jane's Place?

Jane's Place is a legacy project honoring the vision of the late Jane Whitmer. This project will bring 17 housing units to the Salida community, designed to serve immediate local needs. Seasonal employees, new recruits to our workforce, families and individuals in crisis, & Americorps volunteers will be directly served through Jane's Place. In addition, the project will include a nonprofit incubator and social enterprise coffee shop.

Jane's Place Celebration & Fundraiser

Jane's Place Celebration & Fundraiser

Join us for a night of celebration in support of Jane's Place - a housing & nonprofit development inspired by the late Jane Whitmer. September 23rd, 5:00-8:00pm.

Join us at Pam & Don Dubin's house just outside of Salida. Delicious finger food will be catered by Kalamata Pit Catering, and a cash bar will be provided. Purchase your $20 ticket for the Celebration here.


The evening will include a chance to deepen your support for Jane’s Place, and enjoy performances from the Salida Circus and the “River Tribe” in honor of Jane!

Jane's Place
Project Overview

The Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) and the Chaffee County Community Foundation (CCCF) have teamed up to tackle a spectrum of Salida's Housing and nonprofit space needs. Watch the video for an

overview of the project.

Information & Public Forms

Completed Pledge Forms or any questions about this project can be emailed to Joseph Teipel.

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