SPEAKER SERIES

Why a Speaker Series focused on Housing?

 

Community interest in affordable housing is at an all-time high as Chaffee County employees and families continue to struggle to find an afford place to live. County professionals are challenged to manage rapid growth, address policy changes necessary to intervene in the rising cost of housing, and stop the displacement of low and moderate-income residents. The Housing + Health Speaker Series was designed to increase Chaffee County’s collective understanding of land use and growth management strategies and how these strategies, when created with the community health in mind, can become a positive influence on the environmental, social and economic health of our community.

 

The Housing + Health Initiative was funded by Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment’s Office of Health Equity and is part of the Health Disparities Program. Chaffee County Office of Public Health and Environment and the Chaffee County Office of Housing focused on using this funding to address housing displacement and gentrification, increasing housing affordability and stability over time that will improve long-term health outcomes of Chaffee County residents.

 

Featured speakers on KHEN’s Chaffee Housing Report: http://www.khen.org/affordable-housing-report

CONSERVATION SUBDIVISION PLANNING
Randall Arendt, Greener Prospects

Randall Arendt works through his conservation subdivision design process for two Chaffee County areas - the Meadows near Buena Vista and a portion of the Vandeveer property near Salida. 

June 25 Watch the presentation Part 1 & Part 2

June 26 Watch the presentation Part 1 & Part 2

CONSERVATION SUBDIVISION PLANNING
Randall Arendt, Greener Prospects

Randall Arendt proposed an approach to subdivisions that creates larger networks of conservation lands.

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LEAN URBANISM
Brian Faulk
INCREMENTAL DEVELOPMENT
Monte Anderson & Kevin Shepherd
ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP
Eric Bruno & Erick Mueller
BREAKING OUT OF THE HOUSING TRAP
Chuck Marohn, Strong Towns

Chuck Marohn discussed how Chaffee County can curb sprawl and mitigate environmental damages caused by development. 

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MISSING MIDDLE GROUND
Drew Finke, Opticos Designs

Drew Finke showcased a national trend that prioritizes diverse, affordable housing in sustainable, walkable places – and how and where it could work for Chaffee.

PERMANENT AFFORDABILITY STRATEGIES
A Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on how to make low-income housing permanently affordable, including deed restrictions, land trusts, public ownership, and more.

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