406 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201

Housing Resources

It’s no secret people want to live in this area.  However, actually getting to do so is a challenge!  With a limited amount of space, affordable rentals, apartments, available lots, or reasonable housing costs, making Salida home can seem unrealistic for some.  This page is dedicated to helping both those from the area find/keep affordable housing and for those who are looking to join this community.  You will also find sources for ways you can get involved in helping others with their housing needs.

Chaffee County Office of Housing

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.

This program is phasing out. Click HERE to read the press release. You can join the Aging Well Programming Events Newsletter HERE

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 http://www.uaacog.com/

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, Salida: 719-851-2245
www.SalidaRidge.com  salidaapply@blpmc.com

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

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.”   These public Facebook pages are for rentals available in Salida, Buena Vista, Nathrop and surrounding areas. Individuals and property managers are welcome to list, and to include website links. Whether you have a property and need a renter, or are looking for a place to rent, this is for you. Also can be used to find roommates, advertise for house sitters, etc.

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

The Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) is an independent public organization, formed in October 2020 through a joint agreement between Chaffee County, the City of Salida, and the Town of Buena Vista.

The CHA’s work focuses solely on increasing access to affordable housing across the county. Check out CHA’s Emergency Housing Resource guide, as well as their resource list for renters.

Chaffee Resources

Those experiencing homelessness, click HERE for resources including:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Showers
  • Transportation
  • Clothing & other basic items
  • Utilities (firewood, propane, electric, natural gas)
  • Medical
  • Churches

Click HERE for ALL available resources.

View a schedule for Local Food Assistance.

Mission: The Chaffee County Health Coalition strives to improve accessibility, affordability and quality of health, wellness and prevention through collaboration and coordination in Chaffee County.

Guide to Affordable Housing

Those searching for a reasonably priced roof, click HERE for info. & links to the following:

  • Affordable housing resources
  • Chaffee County Housing Reference Guide
  • Income restricted multi-family housing
  • Rental Deposit Guarantee Program
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Click HERE for contact info. & pricing for Chaffee County low income housing.

Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments

Today, UAACOG serves as an umbrella organization providing programs crossing the spectrum of life, from infants and children to workforce, housing, business assistance, and senior services.

Mission: To strengthen our community by providing service, support, and resources to make lives better.

Services Include:
Area Agency on Aging (Senior Assistance)
Upper Arkansas Area Development Corporation (Business Financing & Tax Credits)
Women, Infants, And Children (WIC) (Special supplemental Nutrition Program)
Head Start (Preschool)
Housing (Affordable Housing Options)
Transportation (Transit Programs)
CFR / TPR (Central Front Range Transportation Planning Region)
CSBG Emergency Assistance (Community Service Block Grant)
Food Distribution (Temporary Emergency Food Assistance)
Regional Grant Navigator (Path to Grant Funding)