RURAL HOUSING

The 3-county rural region served by the Telluride Foundation is facing a housing crisis. Creating affordable housing is a challenge and often infeasible due to high construction costs, the inability to secure capital and a general lack of development capacity in our rural communities, from planning, financing and construction to property management.

The Telluride Foundation’s Rural Housing Initiative has assembled statewide public, private and philanthropic partners (Colorado Department of Local Affairs – DOLA, Colorado Housing Financing Authority CHFA, Colorado Health Foundation, as well as Developers) to form a Coalition to jump-start the development of affordable rental and ownership housing in our region, aligned and working closely with local residents and communities.  The Coalition is developing a tool kit to include planning, construction, financing, and management resources for rural communities across Colorado and ultimately the nation.

Additional Affordable Housing Resources:

RURAL HOMES: FOR SALE FOR LOCALS – BRIEFING

RURAL HOUSING INITIATIVE VIDEO

Connecting Health & Housing in Rural America

The Colorado Sun – Kit Carson Housing

Rural Homes: For Sale for Locals

For more information on the Foundation’s Rural Housing Initiative contact Paul Major at paul@telluridefoundation.org.