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  • Strategic Plan | Chaffee Housing Authority

    PLAN ESTRATEGICO La Autoridad de Vivienda de Chaffee (CHA) es una organización pública independiente, formada en octubre de 2020 a través de un acuerdo conjunto entre el condado de Chaffee, la ciudad de Salida y el pueblo de Buena Vista. El trabajo de la CHA se enfoca únicamente en aumentar las viviendas asequibles en todo el condado. Este Plan Estratégico 2022-2026, el primero de la organización, fue desarrollado por el personal y la junta inaugural en medio de una crisis de vivienda sin precedentes que afecta al condado de Chaffee, que se ha complicado y exacerbado por la pandemia de COVID-19. Estas amenazas duales han hecho que este plan sea más urgente, incluso cuando lo que está en juego ha aumentado para aquellos que luchan por vivir en el condado. Esta hoja de ruta estratégica sirve como guía para los próximos cinco años de operaciones de la organización. Fue informado directamente por aportes de la comunidad, incluida la encuesta más reciente de CHA que recopiló comentarios de casi 300 residentes con problemas de vivienda. También pretende reflejar las prioridades y las colaboraciones con el gobierno local, los grupos comunitarios y los líderes empresariales, todos los cuales también están trabajando para garantizar que los trabajadores y las familias locales, los más afectados por la escasez de viviendas asequibles y seguras en nuestra comunidad: tener un lugar al que llamar hogar.

  • boardofdirectors | Chaffee Housing Authority

    JUNTA DIRECTIVA DE LA CHA SALTY RIGGS Vice Chair, S alida Salty.Riggs @chaffeehousing authority. org I'm Salty, and my mission is to champion affordable housing within our community. As the President of BETCH, I've dedicated myself to ensuring that the workforce has a strong voice in the conversations surrounding housing decisions that directly affect their lives. I believe that housing is a human right, and my advocacy centers around turning this belief into a reality. I've been a vocal advocate for zoning reform, shedding light on the existing system's biases that favor wealthier landowners over the working class. The growing income disparity in our community over the last few years serves as a stark reminder of the urgency for change. My approach has always involved challenging the status quo. I am recognized for bringing a much-needed dose of reality to community conversations, and I've earned respect for the effort I put into doing research. Core principles drive my work – unity and agency. I'm deeply committed to giving the workforce the power to shape their own destinies and regain agency over their lives. My favorite place in Chaffee County is Hecla Junction. It’s always sunny at Hecla. ERIC WARNER Treasurer Eric.Warner@chaffeehousing authority.org As a Native who has spent most of my life on the Front Range, I've had a front row seat to the trebling of Colorado's population in my lifetime and the host of challenges that has growth has brought to our state. My wife and I decided to establish residency in Salida in 2018, and in just that short time the housing unaffordability problem has become dire in Chaffee County. I'm excited to work with the executive director and board of the CHA to apply both tried and true as well as innovative solutions to solve the greatest problem our county currently faces. As a successful entrepreneur and executive in the beverage manufacturing and retail space (primarily craft beer) I believe my contributions to the CHA board will be unique and complementary. I have a strong track record working with teams to develop strategic plans and implement the key initiatives that support them, scale newly formed companies and maximize outcomes with limited resources. I have deep experience writing, reviewing and being a party to hundreds of leases, contracts and other legal documents, leading commercial construction projects and managing budgets under constantly changing conditions. I believe my extensive experience in the aforementioned areas will be helpful as the CHA navigates its next phase of growth. I'm extremely lucky to live on the Arkansas River so my house is right up there among my favorite places in the county. I love F Street and Monarch Mountain too! ANGELA MOKATE Secretary, Chaff ee County Angela.Mokate@chaffeehousing authority.org I first came to Chaffee County in 2008 to work as a raft guide on the Arkansas River. I fell in love with the mountains and whitewater of Colorado and kept returning every summer. I met my husband Chris, a fellow guide and after building a supportive community we decided to make Colorado our home. Together we built a residential real estate inspection company that focuses on pre-purchasing inspections that he continues to run today. My “can do” attitude, creativity and ambition while working alongside buyers and agents during the inspection process motivated me to get my real estate license and transition into a Realtor in Chaffee County. ​ Being a Realtor for Full Circle Real Estate Group has given me a magnified view of the challenges facing our community regarding affordable housing. I have also had the opportunity to work with Colorado Association of Realtors being one of thirteen Realtors from around Colorado chosen to attend their leadership academy including realtor day at the capital, Denver’s economic summits as well as Realtor property forums to address property rights and speak with state legislators about the housing crisis in Colorado. I am excited to help represent my community of the seasonal workforce, service workers, small business owners, independent contractors, and everyone else who has experienced hardships due to the housing shortage. My favorite place in Chaffee County is and will always be Browns Canyon and theNumbers sections of the Arkansas River. It was what first brought me to the valleyand continues to play a big role in my life and community here. LIBBY FAY Libby.Fay@chaffeehousing authority.org I have served as the Mayor of Buena Vista since 2022 and was a Buena Vista Board of Trustee for four years before that. I have encouraged the development of affordable housing by approving the donation of Town-owned land for the Midland Apartments and child care facility, and through facilitating and supporting public/private partnerships such as The Crossing and Alpine West. I spent my working career as a CPA in Denver. In addition to work and volunteer activities, I enjoy hiking, travel, having a great partner, walking my dog Chaco, biking, laughing, and having wonderful friends. My favorite place in Chaffee County is the James Street Bridge over Cottonwood Creek. JANIE HAYES Secretaria de la Junta, Condado de Chaffee Creo que la vivienda es el tema central para muchos de nuestros desafíos sociales relacionados con la equidad aquí en Chaffee, y quiero estar en un equipo que esté ayudando a abordar el problema. Mi experiencia y mi trabajo diario se centran en apoyar a las organizaciones de cambio social en sus esfuerzos de políticas, abogacía y comunicación. También soy redactora de discursos y estratega de participación pública. Disfruto apoyar a las personas y las causas que hacen del mundo un mejor lugar. ​ Mi lugar favorito en el condado de Chaffee es mi patio trasero, mirando los hermosos picos de 14k pies que nos rodean y nos recuerdan lo pequeños que somos en realidad. JOSEPH TEIPEL Vicepresidente de la Junta, Pueblo de Buena Vista Aporto a CHA más de 20 años de experiencia en construcción, desarrollo comunitario, desarrollo organizacional y gestión de proyectos. Nací y crecí en el condado de Chaffee, por lo que este lugar es mi hogar en el sentido más profundo de la palabra y estoy comprometido a hacer todo lo posible para que sea un mejor lugar para vivir para todos. Actualmente, trabajo como Director de Planificación del Pueblo de Buena Vista y vivo aquí con mi esposa Ashley y mis dos hijos. ​ Mi lugar favorito en Chaffee es un camino de acceso de incendios antiguo que sale del pase de Cottonwood. Me encanta caminar allí con mi familia y mis cachorros. DAN SHORE Salida Dan.Shore@chaffee housingauthority.org When I ran for city council back in 2017 my primary motivation was to focus on our housing issues. ​ In my capacity as mayor for the past two years I have continued to pursue that initiative. Prior to becoming a public official I spent approximately 30 years as a business development officer for primarily mutual fund companies. That career afforded me many opportunities to work with people with opposing viewpoints. I believe that skillset is directly transferable to serving on the housing authority board. CRAIG NIELSON Presidente de la Junta, Condado de Chaffee Como residente de Salida y el condado de Chaffee por más de veinte años, estoy emocionado de unirme al talentoso y diverso equipo de CHA para abordar las necesidades críticas de vivienda que enfrentan nuestras comunidades. Comenzando a principios de la década de los 1990, tuve una carrera de 20 años en planificación regional, desarrollo comunitario y vivienda asequible y he fundado dos exitosas organizaciones de vivienda sin fines de lucro. Desde 2005 soy propietario y administrador de Green Edge Design, un estudio de diseño arquitectónico de edificios ecológicos enfocados la vivienda sostenible. Es difícil nombrar solo un lugar favorito. Mis montañas favoritas en el condado son las "Ute Peaks" (Mount Ouray, Chipeta Mountain y Phalone Peak), llamados así en honor a los miembros de la familia de la tribu Ute, los habitantes originales de los valles. Como alpinista, mis lugares favoritos para escalar son los riscos alrededor de los túneles en CR 371. Esa área y el increíble paisaje interior del Monumento Nacional Browns Canyon, donde el desierto alto se encuentra con la montaña, también ocupan un lugar destacado en la lista. CHRIS LEDGER Alternate, At Large Chris.Ledger@chaffeehousing authority.org I moved to Chaffee County in 2013 to be a whitewater rafting guide on the Arkansas River. I soon fell in love with the valley with all of its amazing recreation opportunities. I then spent the next several years moving from seasonal job to seasonal job but always ended up finding myself back here in Chaffee County. Finally in 2020 my wife and I decided to get out of the seasonal circuit and started a Home Inspection business which I currently operate. While doing Home Inspections I have had a unique view of who are buying homes in Chaffee County and it was surprising to me that current residents buying homes were few and far between. This was one of the main reasons that I decided to join the CHA, as I want to be a part of the process that will make housing more attainable for the people who live and work in this amazing valley. My Favorite place in Chaffee County is the Arkansas River, where you can find me, my wife, and our dog enjoying the best whitewater in the state. CHRISTY DOON Alternate, Salida Christy.Doon@c haffeehousing authority.org I am currently the Interim Administrator for the City of Salida. Previous roles with Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) have included serving as the South Central Colorado Regional Manager and working on Rural Economic and Community Development. I am also on the faculties of the University of Colorado and Adams State University. Additionally, I serve on the Chaffee County Community Foundation Board (CCCF) and chair CCCF’s Nonprofit Capacity Committee. I have lived in Salida for 10 years. My husband, daughter and I enjoy all activities the area has to offer, including skiing, getting out on to the river and exploring the public lands that surround us. BRIAN BERGER Alternate, Buena Vista Brian.Berger@chaffeehousing authority.org I was recently provided the opportunity to take the position of Town Administrator for the Town of Buena Vista after serving as the Town Administrator/Treasurer for the Town of Poncha Springs over the last 7+ years. I have also served on numerous other boards in Chaffee County over the years; including, Monarch Community Outreach, Chaffee County Visitor’s Bureau, Chaffee County Transportation Advisory Board, Chaffee County E-911 Authority Board, San Luis Valley Transportation Planning Region, and the Chaffee Rec Council. Having lived here for almost 10 years, my favorite place in Chaffee County is still finding a new road on the map and exploring an area I haven’t been to. BETH HELMKE Alternate, Chaffee County Beth.Helmke@chaffeehousing authority.org I bring varied leadership experience from my professional background in the nonprofit sector, education, nature-based youth programming, and communications. I have a Bachelors in Molecular Biology and Masters in Nonprofit Management and currently work as Chaffee County Government’s Deputy Director. I am passionate about stewardship and sustainability and building a more inclusive and diverse outdoor recreation culture and community. My love for trail running, summit seeking, and all manner of backcountry adventuring also ties in well with her involvement with Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North.

  • Homebuyers | Chaffee Housing Authority

    RECURSOS PARA COMPRADORES/ PROPIETARIOS DE VIVIENDA INCLUSIONARY HOUSING PROGR AM Deed Restrictions are stipulations written into a property’s deed or recorded as a restrictive covenant that outlines conditions and/or restrictions for the property. Many of the deed restrictions in Chaffee County are designed to further the goals of affordable housing and workforce housing. Current deed restricted properties: 713 Holman Court , Salida, CO SOLD 711 Holman Court, Salida, CO - COMING SOON 318 E First Unit #D , Salida, CO UNDER CONTRACT DEED RESTRICTED HOMEBUYER APPLICATION Application packet to follow or download the pdf here. OTHER RESOURCES Fideicomiso de Vivienda Chaffee Chaffee Housing Trust utiliza un modelo de fideicomiso de tierras para brindar oportunidades para ser propietario de viviendas a los hogares que ganan el 80% de nuestro ingreso medio del área o menos en los condados de Chaffee y Lake. Puede encontrar más información aquí: https:// www.chaffeehousing.org/ o (719) 239-1199 ​ Consejo de Gobiernos del Área Superior de Arkansas (UAACOG, siglas en ingles) La UAACOG ofrece una variedad de programas y apoyos para ser propietario de viviendas. Puede encontrar más información aquí: https://www.uaacog.com/what-we -do/housing.html y (719) 275-8350 ​ Autoridad de Financiamiento de la Vivienda de Colorado Esta es una organización educativa y de inversión que puede ayudar a obtener un préstamo, ayudar con el pago inicial y proporcionar educación y otros recursos. https://www.chfainfo.com/homeownership Asistencia hipotecaria de emergencia, reparación de viviendas y refinanciamiento: Colorado Housing Connects: 1-844-926-6632 https://coloradohousingconnects.org/homeowners/ ​ Asistencia para la Cuota Inicial, Educación para Compradores, Compradores de Vivienda por Primera Vez - Colorado Vivienda Conecta 1-844-926-6632 https://coloradohousingconnects.org/home-buyers/ ​ Habitat para la humanidad Hábitat para la Humanidad del condado de Chaffee utiliza un modelo de equidad de sudor para hacer posibles las oportunidades de propiedad de vivienda para los hogares que ganan el 60% de nuestro ingreso medio del área o menos en el condado de Chaffee. Puede encontrar más información aquí: http://chaffeehabitat.org/wp/ o 719-395-0482 ​ NWCCOG Programa de Asistencia de Energía: Ayuda con la climatización de los hogares, administra el Programa de Energía Residencial Asequible de Colorado (CARE) y la Asistencia de Emergencia. https://www.nwccog.org/programs/energy-program/ ​ VOA – Regreso a casa SSVF Centro de Servicios para Veteranos, 1247 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204, (720) 300-3704 ​ Servicios Legales de Colorado (719)539-4251 https://www.coloradolegalservices.org/ 1604 H Street #201, Salida, CO 81201 ​ Asistencia energética LEAP El Departamento de Servicios Humanos puede ayudar con la fuente principal de costos de calefacción a los residentes elegibles según sus ingresos. Solicitudes disponibles del 1 de noviembre al 30 de abril en la oficina del DHS Salida - 448 E. 1st Street, Room 166 (Touber Building) - (719)530-2500 y Buena Vista - 114 Linderman Avenue (frente a la biblioteca) (719)395- 0344 ​ Oficina de Servicios para Veteranos Salida - 448 E. 1st Street, (Touber Building) (719)539-3803 www.chaffeecounty.org/veterans-service Solo con cita previa. COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

  • Housing | Chaffee Housing Authority

    Please note our new phone # and locat ion: Chaffee Housing Authority 230 W 16th Street, Suite C Salida, CO 81201 719-920-3497 info@chaffeehousingauthority.org Chaffee Housing Authority Overview Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) is an independent public organization, formed in 2020 through a joint agreement between Chaffee County, the City of Salida, and the Town of Buena Vista. CHA’s purpose is to be a community leader partnering for inclusive and secure housing. CHA envisions a thriving community with housing for all. CHA’s mission is delivering housing units and stability through partner-driven development, education and advocacy, and impactful programming. Partner-driven Development: By the end of 2024, CHA’s goal is to add 75 deed-restricted, rental units (13.6% of the 2027 need identified in the 2022 Housing Needs Assessment prepared by CHA) to Chaffee County by constructing Jane’s Place and supporting the lease up of The Midland Apartments (formerly known as Carbonate Street) in partnership with Fading West. The Midland Apartments (formerly known as Carbonate Street) : CHA entered into a special limited partnership with Fading West in 2023 to provide sales and property tax abatement to the Midland Apartments development. The Midland Apartments is a 60-unit deed-restricted affordable housing project with 30 studio, 24 one-bedroom, and six two-bedroom units that will serve the workforce and residents of Chaffee County making 80-120% of the Area Median Income (AMI). CHA will also be responsible for the third party employment verification of the tenants at The Midland Apartments. Jane’s Place : CHA is also developing and will manage Jane’s Place, a unique, mixed-use development located in Salida. The development will consist of four buildings that will deliver 17 flexible housing units as well as a nonprofit coworking and social enterprise space. The housing units were designed with direct input from community members and organizations to serve folks in transition needing affordable housing. Residents will include homeless individuals and families, AmeriCorps volunteers, and County workforce making between 80% and 100% of the AMI. Jane’s Place will also be home to a social enterprise coffee shop that serves as a workforce development learning space for neurodiverse adults and a nonprofit coworking space with meeting rooms. The combined focus of flexible housing, workforce development, and nonprofit capacity building - nestled in a larger mixed-use development in the heart of Salida’s rural community truly will bring people together, foster connections, and provide infrastructure to foster a more deeply connected community for years to come. Other Development Partnerships : CHA also aims to add an additional 75 deed restricted, rental units to be built in the next three years by securing formal, diverse developer partnerships. As of January 2024, CHA is currently in talks with three different developers to form these partnerships - one in Salida, one in Buena Vista, and one in Chaffee County. CHA applied for a land banking grant in 2023 with the developer in Chaffee County to acquire a two-acre parcel. Education & Advocacy: CHA is heavily involved with education and advocacy work in Chaffee County. CHA leadership routinely advocates in front of local jurisdictions for local policy and land use decisions that benefit affordable housing and on behalf of affordable housing development projects. CHA partnered to form the Housing Solutions Coalition with the Chaffee County Community Foundation, the Chaffee Housing Trust, and the Chaffee County EDC to advocate for housing as the top issue facing Chaffee County. The Coalition joined together to elevate the message that the time is now to find housing solutions, believing that we can make our community a place where all members can thrive by working together. CHA also provides information for homeowners, tenants and landlords on its website and has a speaker series on Housing & Health available to the public and through KHEN, our local public radio station, known as We Are Chaffee . CHA also serves as an information hub for both tenants and landlords regarding Fair Housing laws and resources for lease mediation. Impactful Programming: CHA’s programming efforts includes managing deed restrictions for the Salida Inclusionary Housing Program, leading the Continuum of Care (CoC), providing housing navigation services, and operating the Rental Deposit Guarantee Program. Inclusionary Housing Program : CHA collaborates with the City of Salida in their campaign to maintain and develop housing that is affordable. As the City and local developers build deed-restricted Inclusionary Housing, both rentals and ownership units, CHA qualifies potential residents for each opportunity. These opportunities are restricted to folks who reside and work in Chaffee County and make a certain area median income level. Continuum of Care (CoC): A Continuum of Care is a model of service where community organizations partner to connect unhoused or housing insecure clients with resources appropriate to their situations. CHA started the CoC in Chaffee County. The organizations that meet regularly in Chaffee County’s CoC include CHA, the Department of Human Services, Chaffee Hospitality Inc., the school districts, Veterans Services, SolVista Health, Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments and the Alliance. If a family or individual loses their housing, the CoC organizations collaborate to support them in identifying both short-term and long-term housing solutions and providing support in other areas such as household goods, health care navigation, mental health resources, and assistance with replacing or securing vital documents. Housing Navigation Services are available to all community members regarding all housing resources, from those experiencing homelessness to those looking to buy inclusionary or deed-restricted homes. CHA is a hub of housing information for tenants, landlords, homeowners and homebuyers. Rental Deposit Guarantee Program : CHA also operates the Rental Deposit Guarantee Program that provides a zero interest loan to a tenant for their security deposit on a new lease. Approved tenants repay the loan over the course of the lease. The RDGP is intended to reduce the upfront costs associated with a new rental housing lease agreement and is available to Chaffee County residents who earn up to 120% of the Area Median Income.

  • Our Plan | Chaffee Housing Authority

    PERSONAL Y CONSULTORES JEN-AI STOKESBARY Real Estate Projects Manager I am grateful for CHA’s work and thrilled to help create more housing for Chaffee County residents, and to help more residents move-in to homes. Friends and family have struggled with chronic homelessness and benefitted from supportive housing and affordable housing. I am a first-time developer of inclusionary homeownership units in partnership with Chaffee Housing Trust. I have an MBA from CU Boulder and am a Project Management Professional. I worked in start-ups and early stage business for 14 years and am comfortable wearing multiple hats to create impactful outcomes. ​ While it’s impossible for me to choose one favorite spot in Chaffee County, I’ve been loving surfing Scout Wave 2.0 in the quieter low-water months, and also at higher water with heaps of elated surfing friends. BECKY LONGBERG Housing Program s Manager After an up-ending year and a half of covid, I was looking for meaningful and fulfilling work that excercises my wide range of experience and skills. In my life, I've been both a homeowner and looked down the barrel of homelessness. I know the blessing and relief of home security and am grateful to have such impactful work. ​ Twenty years ago, I'd have said my favorite place is anywhere above treeline. Now that I'm in my 50's, my favorite place is anywhere I can see treeline . . . most often that place seems to be my front porch. TRISHA AROSEMENA Housing Navigator I bring more than 20 years of experience having worked in various industries and roles including Banking and Finance, Oil and Gas, Global Procurement/Supply Chain, Accounting, Business Services, Administration/Management and Real Estate. Affordable Housing has always been near and dear to my heart. I’ve volunteered my time and efforts on special projects with the CHA in previous years and it was an honor to be voted on to join the Chaffee Housing Authority as a Board Member. I was on the Strategic Planning Committee that updated the Strategic Plan for a streamlined 18-month approach and focused on our priority outcomes. Since then, I decided to step down from my Board Secretary role in order to take on a full-time position as Housing Navigator within the organization and will be spending my day-to-day directly impacting those priority outcomes, especially within our Programming initiatives. My favorite spot in Chaffee County so far has been sitting by the riverbanks, listening to the water rush by. I also love any place where I can catch one of those breathtaking sunsets that paint the vast mountain ranges. DAWN HEIGELE Bookkeeper Affordable housing is a topic that I have been passionate about for years. When my husband and I opened Café Dawn in 2008, affordable housing was an issue that no one wanted to discuss. Over the years, we watched as homes that were affordable sold and turned into vacation rentals and 2nd houses. As small business owners, we did the best we could to pay a wage that kept up with the soaring rental prices, but the diminished inventory of affordable homes made it difficult to find employee housing. After retiring Café Dawn, I wanted to work in a field that I found rewarding. Bookkeeping for Chaffee Housing Authority allows me to have a direct impact on an issue that I have felt strongly about for years. BECKY GRAY Directora de la Autoridad de Vivienda de Chaffee He trabajado en el campo de viviendas asequibles durante más de 15 años y estoy motivada por mi creencia de que un hogar seguro y estable es un derecho humano y absolutamente necesario para una comunidad vibrante y saludable. ​ Mi hogar es mi lugar favorito en el condado de Chaffee; es un refugio seguro rodeado de piñones y enebros y brinda a mi familia un lugar de reunión donde podemos profundizar nuestros lazos a través de experiencias alegres.

  • Tenant Application | Chaffee Housing Authority

    Solicitud de inquilino de la Autoridad de Vivienda de Chaffee Chaffee County’s Rental Deposit Guarantee Program (RDGP) offers security deposit assistance to residents of Chaffee County who are seeking to enter a new rental housing lease agreement. Approved applicants receive assistance (in an amount equal to the security deposit, not to exceed $2,000) via a Promissory Note (not cash) for the landlord, and an interest-free Repayment Agreement (“Payment Plan”) for the tenant. RDGP assistance is intended to reduce the upfront costs associated with a new rental housing lease agreement. Income Eligibility Guidelines RDGP assistance is available to Chaffee County residents who earn up to 120% of the Area Median Income: ​ In order to be eligible for the Rental Deposit Guarantee Program, the applicant’s household must meet the income eligibility guidelines above, be able to maintain the monthly rental fee on the unit, be able to complete the RDGP Payment Plan within up to 12 months (not to exceed the initial term of the lease), never have defaulted on a prior RDGP Payment Plan, and be able to provide all of the following: an accurate, complete and legible application; documentation of all income and expenses; positive references from previous landlords; a written legal lease from the new landlord; a signed RDGP landlord form (stating that the new landlord understands the RDGP and is willing to participate in the program knowing that they will not receive cash upfront). ​ Applicants may be denied if: they do not submit an accurate, complete and legible application with the required supporting documentation; they do not meet the income eligibility guidelines; the Office of Housing is unable to verify their employment or income; it is determined that they cannot afford the rental unit; they have a prior history of damaging rental housing; they have consistently failed to pay rent in the past; they have failed to pay and/or defaulted on a prior RDGP Repayment Agreement (“Payment Plan”). The RDGP is not an emergency assistance program; the application process may require 10 or more business days to complete, beginning the date a completed application, with all supporting documentation, is received. If you have any questions, please call the Rental Deposit Guarantee Program at ‪719-530-2590. ​ If you are interested in learning more about the RDGP, please fill out the information below: Thank you for providing us with your information, we look forward to working with you on the Rental Deposit Guarantee Program. We will contact you to verify eligibility and have you fill out an application. If you have questions, please contact us at 719-530-2590.

  • Our Plan | Chaffee Housing Authority

    NECESIDADES DE VIVIENDA Esta instantánea de las necesidades de vivienda en el condado de Chaffee, Colorado, se preparó como una actualización de la Evaluación y estrategia de necesidades de vivienda del condado de Chaffee, que se completó en el verano de 2016. Tiene la intención de apoyar y guiar el tiempo, el esfuerzo y la financiación futuros destinados a la producción de viviendas para trabajadores. ​ Los datos presentados subrayan la amplitud y la intensidad del problema de la vivienda en todo el condado de Chaffee. La falta de viviendas disponibles y asequibles para la fuerza laboral local está afectando negativamente la economía local y la capacidad de las personas para vivir y trabajar en la comunidad. La coordinación y colaboración entre la Autoridad de Vivienda de Chaffee, el condado de Chaffee, la ciudad de Salida, el pueblo de Buena Vista, el pueblo de Poncha Springs, los empleadores, las organizaciones sin fines de lucro, los desarrolladores/constructores y los residentes ya está en marcha. Este estudio proporciona datos actualizados sobre la cantidad, la ubicación, la tenencia, el número de habitaciones y el precio de las viviendas necesarias para que los residentes y empleados locales prosperen. ​ Además, consulte nuestro Plan Estratégico para conocer las formas en que estamos planeando abordar estos problemas. RENTAL UNITS OWNERSHIP UNITS

  • Janes Place | Chaffee Housing Authority

    El condado de Chaffee es un lugar especial construido alrededor de un paisaje increíble y una comunidad muy unida. Sin embargo, nuestro valle enfrenta una miríada de desafíos, y el principal de estos desafíos es el acceso de vivienda para la creciente y diversa fuerza laboral, las familias y las personas en crisis, los voluntarios de Americorps y más que se esfuerzan por llamar hogar a este lugar. La Fundación Comunitaria del Condado de Chaffee (CCCF, siglas en inglés) junto con la Autoridad de Vivienda de Chaffee (CHA, siglas en inglés) proponen un proyecto de vivienda innovador y flexible, llamado Jane's Place, cerca del corazón del centro de Salida en la intersección de la calle 3rd y la carretera 291 en Salida. ¿Qué es el Hogar de Jane? ​ Jane's Place es un proyecto heredado que honra a la visión de la difunta Jane Whitmer. Este proyecto traerá 17 unidades de vivienda a la comunidad de Salida, diseñadas para atender las necesidades locales inmediatas. Los empleados de temporada, las nuevos reclutados a nuestra fuerza laboral, las familias y las personas en crisis y los voluntarios de Americorps serán atendidos directamente a través de Jane's Place. Además, el proyecto incluirá una incubadora sin fines de lucro y una cafetería para empresas sociales. Bummer, but how can I help? In order to build Jane’s Place, voters need to pass a TABOR ballot measure. If you’d like to get involved to raise awareness, we’d love to hear from you. Contact info@chaffeehousingauthority.org . Thank you for your continued support of housing in Chaffee County. ​ What if the TABOR ballot measure passes? If the ballot measure passes, CHA plans to begin construction on Jane’s Place in the winter of 2024-2025 following the election, pending closing on the financing with High Country Bank and contractor availability. ​ What if the TABOR ballot measure doesn’t pass? The building of Jane’s Place would be further delayed due to insufficient funding. The Board of County Commissioners could potentially form a single jurisdiction housing authority. All funds raised would need to be transferred to the new single jurisdiction housing authority. Single jurisdiction housing authorities are not subject to TABOR unlike multi-jurisdictional housing authorities. DONATE TO JANE'S PLACE EL LUGAR DE JANE Photo credit Phreckles Photography. May 18, 2023 Chaffee Housing Authority forms Jane's Place Committee At its last Board of Directors meeting on May 18, 2023, the Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) formed an ad hoc committee devoted to ensuring that Jane’s Place begins construction as soon as possible. ​ “Establishing this Jane’s Place committee is an exciting next step that will ensure this one-of-a-kind project gets to the finish line as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Joseph Teipel, the Committee Chair. “The folks around the table on a weekly basis represent the commitment, diversity, and collaboration that has been intrinsic to this project since day one. With phase I construction complete, we are on the path to going vertical as soon as we possibly can.” ​ The Jane’s Place Committee has the authority to develop plans and strategies related to the financing, partnership management, funding, future operational planning, and communications for Jane’s Place. Major decisions involving fiduciary oversight will be brought to the full CHA Board for discussion and approval. The committee is taking on four key initiatives. First, the committee is overseeing, reviewing, and supporting the financing of the project. Second, the committee is working to verify documentation of all partnerships related to the project and open the lines of communications with partners. Third, the committee is creating an implementation plan to close funding gaps, including grant research and writing, individual donor requests, confirmation of naming and sponsorship opportunities, and relationship management. Finally, the committee is developing and implementing a communications plan involving regular status updates to the community and key stakeholders. The committee is documenting all key initiatives in a written action plan with who/what/when reporting timelines. In creating the committee, the CHA Board partnered with the Community Foundation and Achieve, two organizations that will occupy space as tenants in the project. Betsy Dittenber of the Community Foundation had the following comment: “We are honored to have played a role in the Jane's Place project since its inception. Serving as a critical puzzle piece in community-driven initiatives is a core part of our mission as a community foundation. We are glad to have a more formalized structure to continue to help Chaffee Housing Authority advance their project.” Chaffee Housing Authority hosts Jane’s Place Celebration of Phase One El proyecto de Jane's Place recibió apoyo con una donación de $350,000 del Departamento de Servicios Humanos del Condado de Chaffee COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: 10 de febrero del 2022 Recientemente la Junta de Comisionados del Condado de Chaffee (BOCC, siglas en inglés) y el Departamento de Servicios Humanos (DHS, siglas en inglés) lograron otro impacto financiero positivo para un proyecto prioritario dentro de la comunidad, al aprobar una donación de $350,000 para apoyar el proyecto de la Autoridad de Vivienda de Chaffee llamado Jane's Place. ​ La contribución es una reasignación presupuestaria especial por única vez que transferirá fondos de las reservas del DHS para apoyar la construcción del proyecto de vivienda adaptable en la intersección de la calle 3rd y carretera 291 en Salida. Jane's Place traerá 17 apartamentos a la comunidad de Salida, diseñados para satisfacer las necesidades locales inmediatas de vivienda para personal temporal, mano de obra local, familias e individuos en crisis y voluntarios de Americorps. Además, el proyecto incluirá un espacio de trabajo compartido sin fines de lucro y una cafetería de empresa social. ​ El director del DHS, Dave Henson, comentó: “Alojamiento sigue siendo un área de gran necesidad para las familias y los niños a los que servimos a través del DHS. El modelo creativo que se está implementando a través de Jane's Place puede ayudarnos a brindar estabilidad de vivienda a nuestros clientes y mejorar el acceso continuo a otros servicios de apoyo a través de esta asociación directa con la Autoridad de Vivienda de Chaffee". ​ El Departamento de Servicios Humanos y BOCC presupuestaron un total de $1 millón para apoyo por única vez de proyectos locales en el 2022, aprovechando la reserva de saldo de fondos del DHS para apoyar iniciativas alineadas con la misión en el condado. Además de estos fondos proporcionados a Jane's Place, en diciembre el DHS apoyó una contribución de $500,000 al Club de Boys and Girls del condado de Chaffee para su instalación en Buena Vista. El BOCC también continúa evaluando formas de apoyar las necesidades relacionadas con la primera infancia dentro del condado y espera aplicar el saldo restante de la asignación única del DHS a esta causa en los próximos meses. ​ Jan Schmidt, Gerente de Finanzas de DHS, explicó: “DHS se complace en tener la oportunidad de apoyar otras necesidades de servicios humanos locales, incluidas soluciones como Jane’s Place, mediante el uso de nuestras reservas. Consideramos que estos proyectos son complementarios a nuestro trabajo central y creemos que ayudarán a profundizar los impactos positivos del DHS”. La directora de la Autoridad de Vivienda de Chaffee (CHA, siglas en ingles), Becky Gray, compartió su agradecimiento: “Esta contribución a Jane’s Place demuestra un compromiso y apoyo significativos para intervenciones innovadoras de vivienda asequible como Jane’s Place. Nuestra asociación con DHS continúa creciendo en colaboración, y espero con ansias cómo se desarrollarán estas colaboraciones en Jane's Place". ​ La Autoridad de Vivienda de Chaffee estima que los costos de desarrollo de Jane's Place serán de aproximadamente $4.55 millones. Con la contribución del condado de Chaffee, CHA ha asegurado casi $2,645,000 en apoyo a través de subvenciones, apoyo de fundaciones, donaciones y contribuciones de la Ciudad de Salida. El Comité de Campaña Capital de Jane's Place informa que muchos donantes locales han contribuido al proyecto, con un total de más de $375,000 en contribuciones comunitarias. Photo credit Phreckles Photography. DONATE TO JANE'S PLACE Video created by 50 West Productions and intern Cooper Hodge. ​ Los formularios de compromiso completos o cualquier pregunta sobre este proyecto se pueden enviar por correo electrónico a chaffeehousingauthority@chaffeecounty.org 719-530-2590. DONATE TO JANE'S PLACE Past Fundraiser Night of the Nutcracker A grand thank you to everyone who participated in the Night of the Nutcracker. Not only was it a wonderful evening enjoying dance excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, but it was an amazing tribute to our dear friend Jane Whitmer. ​

  • We Are Chaffee | Chaffee Housing Authority

    We Are Chaffee busca unir voces diversas para reconocer nuestras similitudes y comprender nuestras diferencias honestas. ​ Nuestra misión es construir una comunidad más resistente a través del poder del intercambio de historias y el compromiso. ​ ¿Por qué Historias? ​ We Are Chaffee se esfuerza por recopilar, resaltar y preservar las historias de los miembros de la comunidad del condado de Chaffee. Cuando tomamos tiempo para escuchar la historia de alguien, podemos comenzar a comprender cómo todos estamos conectados y cómo podemos extender la empatía y la conexión entre nosotros. ​ Visítenos en WeAreChaffee.org PROYECTOS STORIES OF HOUSING PODCASTS Miki Hodge and Becky Gray, on lessons from the Rainbow Family, confetti joy and bringing Jane's Place to life. LISTEN HERE ... (Publication Date: 11.01.22) ​ Alexandra Restrepo, on childhood with a drug-addicted mother, the enduring love of her father, and fighting for her biggest dream LISTEN HERE... (Publication Date: 8.23.22) ​ ​ ​ Andrea Carlstrom, Director of Public Health & Environment & Becky Gray, Director of Chaffee Housing Authority talk about Public Health & Housing with Ken Matthew s on KHEN Radio LISTEN HERE... (Publication Date: 7.26.22) ​ VIDEO STORYTELLING By sharing our stories intentionally, and listening intently, we can identify the similarities between us and understand a bit better the impact that our collective policy decisions have on one another. Sharing stories can empower individuals who have historically been silent, due to perceived positions of power. The following stories were recorded through the Housing+ Health program to help educate the community about our neighbors struggling with housing insecurities. All Videos Reproducir video Reproducir video 04:10 Paula Berg - A search for Home A storyteller reminisces about her childhood housing conditions, as she supports her family in Chaffee County, Colorado. Reproducir video Reproducir video 04:04 John ONeal - On the trail to find shelter A storyteller's version of the long road to find and create shelters for others throughout his life. Reproducir video Reproducir video 03:29 Araya Rodrigues-Searching for Housing A high schooler's attempt of finding safe and secure housing in Chaffee County during her senior year. Reproducir video Reproducir video 03:28 Deb Bass O'Brien Making a Home in Salida Deb shares her story as she moves to Salida, Colorado and sets roots in the community. Fortunately, she purchased a home years ago, as she would not be able to afford to purchase a home now with current real estate prices. Reproducir video Reproducir video 03:22 Michele Williams - Life is a Team Effort Michele, a born leader, and counselor, always looking for ways to help others, finds herself in a position where she must rely on others for help. Although challenging, she reaches out to others to help her get back on her feet. Reproducir video Reproducir video 03:55 Megan Juba - Finding Home Megan shares her struggle with the question "where are you from?" Having lived in many apartments, rooms, and homes throughout her life, she struggles with the answer. However, one constant for her during this time is the comfort and love of her mother.

  • Emergency Resources | Chaffee Housing Authority

    RECURSOS DE EMERGENCIA PARA VIVIENDAS RECURSOS ALIMENTICIOS Premeria Iglesia Presbiteriana 7 Poncha Blvd, Salida. 719-539-6422 Despensa de alimentos. Jueves, 1:30-3:30 p. m. Stone Soup Café Lunch Lunes, 12:00-1:00 p. m. El Grainery 348 E Street, Salida. 719-530-9050 Despensa de alimentos —lunes 10 am-4 pm, viernes 10 am-4 pm El Santuario –346 G Street, Salida. 719-539-4849 Almuerzo— martes a viernes, 11-1 pm Departamento de Servicios Humanos del Condado de Chaffee 448 East 1st Street, Salida. 719-530-2500 y 114 Linderman Avenue, Buena Vista. 719-395-0344. Asistencia alimentaria—Lunes a viernes, 9:00 am-5:00 pm Misión Cristiana del Valle de Arkansas 122 Cottonwood Avenue, Buena Vista. 719-395-9321. Despensa de alimentos: martes, miércoles y viernes, de 11:00 a. m. a 2:00 p. m. Lugar de reunión de Creekside 203 Cedar Street, Buena Vista. 719-221-6124. Despensa de alimentos: lunes y jueves, 6:00 p. m. Cena lunes y jueves, 6:00 p. m. Panes y Peces 241 Justice Center Road, Canon City. 719-275-0593. Despensa de alimentos Lunes a viernes, 8:00 am-4:00 pm La Puente Home 913 State Avenue, Alamosa. 719-589-5909. Despensa de alimentos. Todos los días, de 6:00 a. m. a 10:00 p. m. REFUGIO Refugios de emergencia de invierno para hombres y mujeres Salida 719-539-6422. Abierto noviembre-abril 8:30 pm-8:30 am Refugio de hombres en la Primera Iglesia Cristiana 302 East 4th Street, Salida Refugio de mujeres en la Iglesia Metodista Unida 228 East 4th Street, Salida Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana 7 Poncha Blvd, Salida. 719-539-6422 SOS Emergency Assistance Jueves, 1:30-3:30 pm solo con cita previa. Carpas y sacos de dormir. Centro de recursos comunitarios 220 West 4th Street, Salida. 719-539-4849 Lunes-Viernes, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Departamento de Servicios Humanos del Condado de Chaffee 448 East 1st Street, Salida 719-530-2500 y 114 Linderman Avenue, Buena Vista 719-395-0344 Ayuda Temporal a Familias Necesitadas Lunes-Viernes, 9:00 am-5:00 pm La Puente Home 913 State Avenue, Alamosa 719-589-5909 Refugio de emergencia y vivienda de transición. Todos los días, de 6:00 a. m. a 10:00 p. m. Panes y Peces 241 Justice Center Road, Canon City 719-275-0593 Refugio de emergencia y vivienda de transición. Lunes-Viernes, 8:00 am-4:00 pm The Sanctuary at Caring and Sharing Refugio diurno para descanso y apoyo. Martes a viernes, 9am-4pm, 346 G Street, Salida https://salidacaringsharing.org/ DUCHAS Iglesia Metodista Unida de Salida 228 East 4th Street, Salida. 719-539-2755 Lunes y jueves, 1:00 – 3:00pm Duchas en la iglesia Centro de Recursos Comunitarios —220 West 4th Street, Salida. 719-539-4849 Cupón de ducha para la piscina Salida Hot Springs de lunes a viernes, de 10:00 a. m. a 4:00 p. m. Iglesia Unida Congregacional de Cristo de Buena Vista –217 Crossman Ave, Buena Vista. 719-395-2544 Viernes, 12:00 – 3:00 pm–Duchas en la iglesia Proporcionado: jabón, champú/acondicionador, toallas, paños, cepillos de dientes/pasta, peines/cepillo, secador de pelo, maquinillas de afeitar, crema de afeitar y cortaúñas ​ TRANSPORTE-CUPONES DE GASOLINA, BOLETOS DE AUTOBÚS Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana 7 Poncha Blvd, Salida. 719-539-6422. SOS Emergency Assistance—Jueves, 1:30-3:30 p. m. solo por cita Servicio de autobús Bustang 54 Jones Avenue, Salida. 719-530-8980 Servicio diario de autobús a Alamosa, Gunnison y Denver, $29, sale a las 7:45 am Servicio diario de autobús a Canon City y Pueblo, $29, sale a las 7:45 am Chaffee Shuttle 54 Jones Avenue, Salida 719-530-8980 Servicio diario alrededor de Salida, Donación sugerida: $2 – $5 ​ ROPA Y OTROS ARTÍCULOS BÁSICOS Caring and Sharing 220 West 4th Street, Salida. 719-539-3686 Ropa, mantas, sacos de dormir y otros artículos tipo tienda de segunda mano: de lunes a sábado, de 10:00 a. m. a 4:00 p. m.: artículos de bajo costo. Misión Cristiana del Valle de Arkansas 122 Cottonwood Avenue, Buena Vista. 719-395-9321 Ropa, cobijas, sacos de dormir y otros artículos tipo tienda de segunda mano Martes, miércoles, viernes, 11:00 am-2:00 pm Costo pequeño para artículos. Tienda de Segunda Mano New Bees 624 Main Street, Buena Vista 719-395-6295 Martes-Sábado, 10:00 am-4:00 pm ​ UTILIDADES: LEÑA, PROPANO, ELECTRICIDAD, GAS NATURAL Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana 7 Poncha Blvd, Salida. 719-539-6422 Energy Outreach Colorado Jueves, 1:30-3:30 pm solo con cita previa. ​ MÉDICO Clínica de salud de Buena Vista (HRRMC) Clínica sin cita previa 28375 CR 317, Buena Vista 719-395-9048 Clínica abierta de lunes a viernes de 13:00 a 17:30 y sábados y domingos de 9:00 a 13:00 Departamento de Servicios Humanos del Condado de Chaffee 448 East 1st Street, Salida 719-530-2500 y 114 Linderman Avenue, Buena Vista 719-395-0344. ​ Asistencia médica suplementaria Salud Pública del Condado de Chaffee 448 East 1st Street, Suite 137, Salida 719-539-4510 Vacunas - proporciona vacunas para adultos, adolescentes y pediátricas Salud bucal - asistencia con servicios dentales Comunidades saludables - asistencia con Medicaid, CHP+ y recursos de atención médica Connect for Health Colorado: asistencia con el seguro de salud Otro Solvista Health 111 Vesta Road, Salida 719-539-6502 y 28374 CR 317, Buena Vista 719-539-6502 Ofrece una gama completa de servicios de salud mental. Medicaid y escala móvil. Nadie se alejó por razones económicas. Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio - 1-800-273-8255 Planned Parenthood -233 E. 2nd Street, Salida 719-539-7291 Lunes 11-2, Martes 9-5, Viernes 9-5 La Alianza Contra el Abuso Doméstico Servicios de emergencia para violencia doméstica y sexual Línea de crisis las 24 horas: 719-539-7347 Salida Centro de Recursos para el Embarazo 215 East 3rd Street, Salida 719-539-7436 Iglesias que a menudo pueden ayudar con varias cosas. Llame para conocer el horario de atención Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana 7 Poncha Blvd, Salida 719-539-6422 Iglesia Católica de San José 320 5th Street, Salida 719-539-6419 Iglesia Metodista Unida 228 East 4th Street, Salida 719-539-2755 Tarjetas de regalo Safeway de $25 Vineyard Christian Fellowship 1201 Hwy 50, Salida 719-539-3359 Iglesia Episcopal de la Ascensión Calle 4 y E, Salida 719-539-4562 Primera Iglesia Luterana 1237 F Street, Salida 719-539-4311 Aposento Alto Iglesia de Dios 1140 I Street, Salida 719-539-3388 CONTINUUM OF CARE (CoC) A Continuum of Care is (CoC) is a collaborative approach that helps communities plan for and provide a full range of emergency, transitional, and permanent housing and supportive services to address the various needs of people who are housing insecure. The Colorado Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care is organized into 10 regional planning groups, of which Chaffee County, along with Fremont, Custer, Lake, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Park and Teller counties, constitutes the Upper Arkansas Valley group. ​ The Chaffee County Continuum of Care (CoC) was created in 2022, bringing together community organizations across the county that serve both homeless and housing insecure members of the community. These organizations range from providing veteran and behavioral mental health services, to operating a men's and women’s winter emergency shelter, to empowering individuals impacted by domestic violence. Coordinated by the new CHA Housing Navigator, these groups now come together twice a month to work collaboratively to achieve the primary goal of "housing first, and then access to other needed services and resources for housing insecure community members." In this Continuum of Care (CoC) Model, a client can “come through the front door” of any participating community organization to access all identified housing and supportive resources. The “inner circle” of organizations from the graphic above are directly involved in case conferencing - a collaborative process to first, identify all resources possible for housing opportunities, and second, to meet any other needs (such as obtaining disability or SNAP benefits, or securing legal documents, etc.) As a result of participating in this process, community member organizations claim: ​ “Being involved in the CoC process and working with all these different community organizations has been great because I have learned about a number of resources out there that I didn’t know existed, and now I have those to pass along to those staying at our shelters.” Mo Zeimet, Chaffee Hospitality Inc. ​ “Collaborating with the various agencies involved with the CoC has greatly impacted my work with the Head Start families. Housing is a critical need for them and by attending these meetings and learning about new housing developments, opportunities, etc., I am better equipped to advocate for our clients. I am also armed with more resources to share with clients and professional development opportunities for myself and my co-workers (e.g., a training on Mental Health First Aid).” Sheri Johnson-Horsley, Early Childhood Center ​ ​

  • Our Plan | Chaffee Housing Authority

    NECESIDADES DE VIVIENDA To follow are the results from a survey conducted by the Chaffee Housing Authority in the summer of 2021 to learn more about housing challenges in the community. Click here to view interactive results from the survey.

  • Our Plan | Chaffee Housing Authority

    NECESIDADES DE VIVIENDA Esta instantánea de las necesidades de vivienda en el condado de Chaffee, Colorado, se preparó como una actualización de la Evaluación y estrategia de necesidades de vivienda del condado de Chaffee, que se completó en el verano de 2016. Tiene la intención de apoyar y guiar el tiempo, el esfuerzo y la financiación futuros destinados a la producción de viviendas para trabajadores. ​ Los datos presentados subrayan la amplitud y la intensidad del problema de la vivienda en todo el condado de Chaffee. La falta de viviendas disponibles y asequibles para la fuerza laboral local está afectando negativamente la economía local y la capacidad de las personas para vivir y trabajar en la comunidad. La coordinación y colaboración entre la Autoridad de Vivienda de Chaffee, el condado de Chaffee, la ciudad de Salida, el pueblo de Buena Vista, el pueblo de Poncha Springs, los empleadores, las organizaciones sin fines de lucro, los desarrolladores/constructores y los residentes ya está en marcha. Este estudio proporciona datos actualizados sobre la cantidad, la ubicación, la tenencia, el número de habitaciones y el precio de las viviendas necesarias para que los residentes y empleados locales prosperen. ​ Además, consulte nuestro Plan Estratégico para conocer las formas en que estamos planeando abordar estos problemas.

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