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Fading West & Town of Buena Vista break ground on Midland Apartments

A larger-than-expected group gathered amid infrequent snowflakes to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Carbonate Street project. Developer Fading West came together with town staff, the mayor, and Buena Vista trustees among other partners to officially break ground on what is now known as the Midland Apartments....


CHA proposes ballot measures for affordable housing

The Chaffee Housing Authority announced March 22 that it plans to pursue two ballot measures relating to housing shortages in Chaffee County. The measures will appear on the November ballot. ..


Carbonate Street to break ground April 1

The Town of Buena Vista, Fading West Development and senior lender Collegiate Peaks Bank have announced the groundbreaking for the Midland Apartments, an attainable rental housing project for Chaffee County, on April 1. 


Jane's Place gets $300,000 in government funding

Jane’s Place received $300,000 in government funding to install a solar array on the roof of the multigenerational housing complex...


LWVCC - panel discussion from March 12

Watch as The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County (LWVCC) host a panel of the county’s housing decision-makers to discuss options and upcoming opportunities in affordable housing...


Point-in-Time count finds 26 staying in emergency shelters, motels

On the night of Jan. 30, The Chaffee County Continuum of Care conducted a point-in-time survey of people experiencing homelessness in the county, finding a total of 26 people in area emergency shelters and staying in motels that night...


Salida City Council reviews affordable Housing funding, parking program at work session

At their work session on Monday, February 5, the Salida City Council (SCC) heard a report from Ashley Kappel, Executive Director of the Chaffee Housing Authority...


CHA ballot survey goes live

The housing issue ballot survey, which was approved at its January 18 regular meeting, is designed to get feedback from Chaffee County residents on their responses to a couple of different tax proposals...


LWVCC program to feature panel on "Affordable Housing in Chaffee County"

The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County (LWVCC) will host a panel of the county’s housing decision-makers to discuss options and upcoming opportunities in affordable housing...


CHA board to consider survey wording

The Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 18, at 4:30 p.m. There will be no in-person meeting; according to the agenda, it is online only...


Dear Editor:

Thanks to HCB

On behalf of the Chaffee Housing Authority board of directors, I am writing to express our heartfelt appreciation to High Country Bank for their recent fundraising efforts...


With coffee shop - Achieve will expand program

While housing has been the primary buzzword surrounding Jane’s Place, the community space will also include a nonprofit incubator and a social enterprise...


Holiday Spectacular raises $17,948 for Jane's Place

The Second Annual Holiday Spectacular Dec. 16 featured many styles of dance and many ages of dancers at the Salida High School...


CHA recruiting new board member

The Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) announced this week that it is looking for one new Director to join the CHA Board. The opening is for an At-Large Director...


CHA approves voter survey fore 2024 Ballot Initiative

At their regular meeting on November 16, the Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) considered and approved: letters of support for two affordable housing projects...


Holiday Spectacular to benefit Jane’s Place

Nutcrackers, cocoa and artistic performances galore are only the tip of the icicle for what attendees can expect from the Holiday Spectacular...


Dear Editor: In support of the winter shelter

Winter is coming soon and for the past three winters, Chaffee County Hospitality Inc. (CCHI) has provided seasonal shelter to our unhoused community members, along with a hot meal every evening...


Council discusses outdoor pools and CHA plans

Salida City Council discussed Chaffee Housing Authority’s new strategic plan for 2024 and potential community pool and soaking pool construction during a work session Monday...


CHA Happenings

Long-term residents of Chaffee County, the Smith family found themselves unhoused and financially insecure in August of 2022 (names changed for privacy reasons)...


CHA considers 2024 budget draft, new members, county ADU plan

At the regular Board meeting of the Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA), Executive Director Ashley Kappel presented a draft budget for 2024, noting that certain line items, such as insurance and legal services...


CHA moves forward with Jane's Place Funding

At their regular meeting on Thursday, August 17, the Board of the Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) heard an update on Jane’s Place...


CHA receives 'critical' grant for Jane's Place

The Chaffee Housing Authority recently received a $1,287,000 grant from the Colorado State Housing Board’s Transformational Affordable Housing Grant Program for Jane’s Place...


CHA gets Jane's Place funding update, votes on the Crossing's Project

At their regular meeting on July 20, the Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) took a number of actions, including new officer elections and a vote to approve Resolution 2023-17, and establishing a partnership with Paul Andrews...


The Crossing major subdivision receives rezoning approval from BV Trustees

Affordable housing was a key point of the July 25 Buena Vista Board of Trustees meeting as the Board approved the next steps in public hearings for two major subdivisions, The Crossing and Carbonate Street...


CHA Board considers South Ark Neighborhood position statement

During design charette meetings in March, 2023 various individuals and interest groups expressed their preferences for allocation of the South Ark Neighborhood parcel in Salida...


New CHA director Kappel hosts BV meet-up

The Chaffee Housing Authority introduced its new director at a meet-and-greet Monday, June 12 at Deerhammer Distillery in Buena Vista. Director Ashley Kappel socialized with town staff and local residents...


CHA to host Meet & Greets with new Executive Director

The Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) Board of Directors will host two upcoming “Meet and Greets” with its new Executive Director, Ashley Kappel...


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Housing Authority appoints executive

The Chaffee Housing Authority board of directors announced Thursday the appointment of Ashley Kappel its new executive director effective April 24...


CHA hosts phase one Jane's Place Celebration

The mood was celebratory — filled with rainbows, leis and laughter under a robin’s egg blue sky. The crowd of around fifty or so attendee project supporters, key donors, and community leaders tromped on the...

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Housing Authority Board adopts four measures, updates guidelines, holds executive session

With the recent departure of Becky Gray, its founding Executive Director, the Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) is in transition mode, finding a new path...

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Chaffee Director of Housing Becky Gray moving on leaving "big shoes to fill"

Chaffee County says goodbye this week to the person who pioneered the Chaffee Office of Housing, Director of Housing Becky Gray...


CHA signals progress ahead for 2023

The Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Thurs. Feb. 16. Vice Chair, Joseph Teipel welcomed guests Abby Peters,  program manager from the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation and "Salty" Riggs, founder...


Chaffee BOCC approves portion of county lodging tax for CHA

Following a lengthy discussion during its January 31 special session the Chaffee Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) finally made a motion that will allocate up to 60 percent of the county’s annual lodging tax to the CHA...


Commissioners show support for CHA Jane's Place

Chaffee County Deputy Director of General Administration Beth Helmke was appointed as the county alternate to the Chaffee Housing Authority at the commissioner’s meeting Tuesday...

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CHA seeking Executive Director

The Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) has begun formal recruitment efforts for a new Executive Director, to replace Executive Director Becky Gray, who announced in December that she...


Housing Authority offers thanks

On behalf of the Chaffee County Housing Authority, we would like to sincerely thank High Country Bank for orchestrating the “Night of the Nutcracker” special event to benefit the construction of Jane’s Place, which raised $11,000...


Chaffee Housing


Chaffee Housing Authority

230 W 16th - Suite C

Salida, CO  81201


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