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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 more information and 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.


Section 8 Housing Vouchers 

The waitlist for Section 8 Housing in Chaffee County is currently closed. This program is usually available to people with very low incomes. The program provides eligible participants with rental subsidies that pay the difference between 30%-50% of the participant’s income and the rental amount. For Chaffee County, it is operated by the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments based in Canon City.  More information and an application can be found by contacting the UAAGOG. (719) 269-7687

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 (Age 55 and over)

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, Salida: 719-851-2245  

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

Salida Apartments

1 & 2 Bedroom apartments, The Magpie, BlueJay Apartments & The 505:


Salida RV Park


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.”


 If you are an employee in Chaffee and need help with rent or a safe place to park.


 Energy Assistance Program: Assists with weatherization of homes, manages the Colorado Affordable Residential Energy (CARE) Program and Emergency Assistance.

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

Tenant Rights

Full Circle Restorative Justice for Landlord/Tenant Mediation services.


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