RENTERS RESOURCES

Open Doors

Workforce Housing for employees of Salida businesses only. Long-term RV rentals to “bridge” between Spring 2022 and at least Summer 2023 when we hope to see some relief from the housing supply pressures in the form of more affordable apartments and other homes. Salida RV Park. Applications being accepted starting May 18. Employers in Salida with employees who need housing can underwrite their employees. You can access the Open Doors Application here

Rental Deposit Guarantee Program

Any renter who needs help getting into a new rental and has a good bill-paying history. This program assists prospective tenants to get into housing by allowing them to pay their rental deposit over the term of the lease. You can access the Rental Deposit Guarantee Program Application here

Try to apply 2-4 weeks before your move in date. Coming up with first, last and deposit all at once is not easy. We guarantee that the deposit will be paid to the landlord before the term of the lease is up and the tenant makes payments on the loan for the deposit over time.

 

Home Share

Primary homeowners who would like a housemate and renters who would like to live with someone. The Home Share program is not currently developed, but hoping this can be a future viable option.

 

Section 8 Housing Vouchers 

People with very low incomes and/or homeless can apply. This program provides eligible participants with rental subsidies that pay the difference between 30%-50% of the participant’s income and the rental amount. There is currently no Section 8 Housing in Chaffee County, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply. Without applicants and demonstrated need, there never will be any Section 8 Housing. Please make an appointment to fill out the application.  Expect 30-60 minutes. The program is operated by the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments based in Canon City.  More information and an application can be found by contacting (719) 530-2590 or https://www.chaffeehousingauthority.org/  or go directly to the UAAGOG. (719) 269-7687

http://www.uaacog.com/

 

Income Restricted multi-family housing options

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 Apartments, 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)

Salida Ridge Apartments, (801) 872-0060, salidaapply@blpmc.com , www.SalidaRidge.com

 

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 Carolyn Moreno at 303-434-2307, or cmoreno@voacolorado.org

 

Rental Assistance and Mortgage Payment Assistance due to COVID

Tenants, Landlords and Homeowners impacted by COVID and needing assistance with rental arrears should contact:  (844)926-6632 or (303)202-6340   www.coloradohousingconnects.org

 

Salida Apartments

1 & 2 Bedroom apartments, The Magpie, BlueJay Apartments & The 505:  www.salidapartments.com

 

Salida RV Park

www.salidarvresort.com

Facebook

Many area landlords advertise their rental options on the following Facebook Groups.  These options are at the landlord’s discretion and tend to be” market rate” rather than “affordable.”        https://www.facebook.com/groups/chaffeecountyhousing

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

BETCH

 If you are an employee in Chaffee and need help with rent or a safe place to park. https://www.betchsalida.org/

NWCCOG

 Energy Assistance Program: Assists with weatherization of homes, manages the Colorado Affordable Residential Energy (CARE) Program and Emergency Assistance.  https://www.nwccog.org/programs/energy-program/

LEAP Energy Assistance

Department of Human Services can assist with the primary source of heating costs to income eligible residents.  Applications available Nov.1 - April 30 at the DHS office Salida - 448 E. 1st Street, Room 166 (Touber Building) - (719)530-2500 and Buena Vista - 114 Linderman Avenue (across from Library) (719)395-0344